Check List 12(1): e19433, doi: 10.15560/12.1.1831
Expansion of the geographic distribution of Faramea nitida Benth. in the restinga of Maranhão state, northeastern Brazil
expand article infoAlan R. Ribeiro de Castro, Eduardo Bezerra de Almeida Jr.§
‡ Universidade Federal do Maranhao, Brazil§ Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Brazil
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In this study, we present new records of Faramea nitida that extend the range of this species in Maranhão state, Brazil. The new data were the result of fieldwork by us in restinga areas of São José de Ribamar and Alcântara districts. This report highlights the rediscovery of a species after many years (30 to 70 years) and shows the necessity for more floristic and taxonomic studies on extreme northeastern Brazil.
coastal vegetation; species rediscovery; Rubiaceae; São Luís