Check List 13(4): 159-162, doi: 10.15560/13.4.159
First record of Chomelia triflora (J.H. Kirkbr.) Delprete & Achille (Rubiaceae) from Brazil
expand article infoMaria do Céo R. Pessoa§, Claes Persson|, Alexandre Antonelli|, Maria Regina de V. Barbosa§
‡ Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil§ Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa, Brazil| University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden¶ Gothenburg Botanical Garden, Göteborg, Sweden
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This paper presents the first record of Chomelia triflora from Brazil, to date a species only known from French Guiana. After examining herbaria collections and doing fieldwork in the Brazilian Amazon, we found that the species also occurs in and around the Ducke Reserve in the state of Amazonas, Brazil. Our finding increases the data about the Brazilian Amazon and contributes to the better knowledge of Chomelia in Brazil.
Amazonian forest; species distribution; Guettardeae; flora; taxonomy