Check List 10(3): 706-708, doi: 10.15560/10.3.706
New distribution record and implications for conservation of the endangered Wunderlichia azulensis Maguire & G.M. Barroso (Asteraceae: Wunderlichieae)
expand article infoLuana Paula Mauad, Fátima Otavina de Souza Buturi§, Tatiane Pereira de Souza|, Marcelo Trindade Nascimento, João Marcelo Alvarenga Braga
‡ Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil§ Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil| Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil¶ Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro, Brazil
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The endemic Brazilian genus Wunderlichia is one of the smallest in Asteraceae. Among its species is found the rare Wunderlichia azulensis, only known to grow in rocky outcrops in Bahia, Minas Gerais, and Espirito Santo states. This work shows the first record of W. azulensis in Rio de Janeiro state and categorizes its conservation status based on the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. It is also presented a distribution map showing its relationship to places with low annual rainfall, and its occurrence in three Brazilian biomes.
Asteraceaea; Wunderlichieae