Check List 10(5): 1170-1173, doi: 10.15560/10.5.1170
Rediscovery of a Neotropical rheophyte (Podostemaceae) after 160 years: implications for the location of conservation unit boundaries (Tocantins, Brazil)
expand article infoClaudia P. Bove, C. Thomas Philbrick§
‡ Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Museu Nacional, Brazil§ Western Connecticut State University, United States of America
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Podostemaceae (angiosperms) occur only in swift river currents. Podostemum flagelliforme is a member of this family that was originally described by materials collected from the Tocantins River in 1844. The species was known only from the type collection until 2013, when the authors rediscovered it in the Balsas River (Tocantins), Brazil. The latter river does not occur in any current conservation unit. It is recommended that the margins of a proposed ecological corridor (Corredor Ecológico da Região do Jalapão) be adjusted to encompass the only known population of Podostemum flagelliforme.
Podostemum flagelliforme; angiosperms; conservation