Check List 13(1): e19630, doi: 10.15560/13.1.2028
Parasites on the spot: the rediscovery of a presumably extinct Apodanthaceae in São Paulo state, Brazil
expand article infoDanilo Soares Gissi, Milton Groppo§
‡ Universidade de São Paulo - Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz - ESALQ, Brazil§ Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP-USP), Departamento de Biologia, CEP 14051-070, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brasil., Brazil
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Apodanthaceae are achlorophyllous herbs holoparasitic on the stems and roots of species of Fabaceae or Salicaceae (Casearia and Xylosma). The family consists of two genera, Apodanthes Poit. and Pilostyles Guill. Although one species of each genus occurs in several states of Brazil, we report a new record of Pilostyles blanchetti (Gardner) R.Br. in the state of São Paulo, the first in 50 years. Comments on the distribution of species, hypothetic pollinators, and color images are presented.
Atlantic Rainforest; Fabaceae; Holoparasite; Salicaceae