Check List 11(4): e19277, doi: 10.15560/11.4.1678
Lophophytum weddellii Hook. f. (Balanophoraceae): first records for the Brazilian flora
expand article infoLeandro Jorge Telles Cardoso, Luana Paula Mauad, João Marcelo Alvarenga Braga
‡ Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden Research Institute, Brazil
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Lophophytum weddellii was known to only occur in unflooded forests between 500–1,000 m in Colombia and Peru. These new records for the Brazilian flora expand the geographic distribution of the species, and also show that it occurs near seasonally flooded forests at lower elevations (<500 m). This work presents taxonomic remarks, photographs of living and herbarium specimens of L. weddellii, as well as a geographic distribution map and risk assessment at the regional scale.
Acre; Brazilian Amazon; holoparasites; parasitic plants; phytogeography