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Phyllanthus chacoensis (Phyllanthaceae): new record for the Brazilian Amazon and its lectotypification

Authors
  • MENDES, Jone Clebson Ribeiro
  • SECCO, Ricardo de S.
  • ATHIÊ-SOUZA, Sarah Maria
  • SALES, Margareth Ferreira de
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2021
Source
Scientific Electronic Library Online - Brazil
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Language
English
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Abstract

ABSTRACT The first record of Phyllanthus chacoensis for the Brazilian Amazon is presented, based on a specimen from Rondônia state. The species can be recognized by its cauliflorous inflorescence, staminate and pistillate flowers with 4 sepals, devoid of a floral disk, 4 stamens, 2-carpellary ovary, drupaceous, ellipsoidal fruits, with one seed per locule. The species was previously known only from the central-western and northeastern regions of the Caatinga and Pantanal domains in Brazil. We provide a list of synonyms, a detailed description, an updated geographic distribution map in Brazil, data on habitat and conservation status, illustrations of its reproductive characters, and detailed photographs. We also propose a lectotype for the species.

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