Check List 8(3): 597-599, doi: 10.15560/8.3.597
Myrcia amplexicaulis (Vell.) Hook.f. (Myrtaceae: Myrteae): a new record for northeastern Brazil
expand article infoBruno S. Amorim, Marccus Alves
‡ Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Open Access
Myrcia amplexicaulis (Vell.) Hook.f. is a new record for northeastern Brazil. It is found in sub-montane remnants of Atlantic Forest as part of the canopy community, and can be recognized by its stem-clasping, reflexed leaves and the combination of the characters acute to rounded calyx lobes, pubescent staminal disk and style basis, and globose fruit. Taxonomic description, comments, distribution map, and pictures are presented here.