Check List 11(4): e19268, doi: 10.15560/11.4.1669
The Carandilla Palm (Trithrinax schizophylla Drude, Arecaceae) is not extinct in Brazil: first primary records from the Chaco region of Mato Grosso do Sul
expand article infoWalfrido Moraes Tomas, Iria Hiromi Ishii§, Catia Urbanetz, Marcelle Aiza Tomas, André Restel Camilo, Ángela Cano|
‡ Embrapa Pantanal, Brazil§ Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil| Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Swaziland
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We report the occurrence of several remnant stands of Trithrinax schizophylla Drude in Porto Murtinho municipality, southwestern Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil. Until recently, the species was considered as probably extinct in the country. Trithrinax schizophylla is found only in the Chaco provinces of Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia, with a narrow strip in the southwestern region of Mato Grosso do Sul. The region is one of the most modified inside the Pantanal wetland in Brazil, and conservation actions are in need to protect this and other species in the region.
Pantanal wetland; palm; conservation