Check List 12(6): e19596, doi: 10.15560/12.6.1994
Eschweilera compressa (Vell.) Miers (Lecythidaceae): a new record of a threatened plant species in Espírito Santo state, Brazil
expand article infoMichel Ribeiro, Scott Alan Mori§, Anderson Alves-Araújo|, Geovane de Souza Siqueira, Ariane Luna Peixoto
‡ Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil§ The New York Botanical Garden, United States of America| Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil¶ Reserva Natural Vale, Brazil
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This paper provides the first record of Esch­weilera compressa (Lecythidaceae) in Espírito Santo state, Brazil. According to IUCN criteria and the Brazilian government, this species is assigned as Critically Endangered globally and Endangered nationally, respectively. Herein, E. compressa is regionally assigned as Critically Endangered in Espírito Santo, Brazil, which is justified by urban expansion, a small area of occupancy, as well as its occurrence outside protected areas. A brief description, distribution map, and images of the species are presented.
Atlantic Forest; sapucaípe; endangered species; tree; conservationSistema Nacional de Pesquisa em Biodiversidade (SISBIOTA);