Check List 12(6): e19592, doi: 10.15560/12.6.1990
First record of Pogoniopsis Rchb. (Orchidaceae: Triphorinae) in Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil
expand article infoFelipe Bittencourt, André L. de Gasper
‡ Universidade Regional de Blumenau - FURB, Brazil
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Pogoniopsis is an endemic and myco-heterotrophic orchid genus with only two species in Brazil that can be found growing under dense canopy. Pogoniopsis schenckii is more widely distributed, with records in the states of Bahia, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo. Here we record P. schenckii for the first time in Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil, in a subtropical broadleaved forest, as well the genus Pogoniopsis itself, expanding its southern distribution limit. In addition, a description and a distribution map of the collected specimens are presented.
myco-heterotrophic; rare species; endemic species; Atlantic Forest