Check List 14(2): 347-352, doi: 10.15560/14.2.347
New records of Passiflora L. (Passifloraceae) species from Maranhão state and northeastern Brazil
expand article infoEduardo Oliveira Silva, Michaele Alvim Milward‑de-Azevedo§, Naiara Assunção Sampaio |, Débora Andrade de Sousa|, Gonçalo Mendes da Coceição
‡ Federal University of Maranhão, São Benedito, Brazil§ Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil| Maranhão State University, Caxias, Brazil¶ Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, Caxias, Brazil
Open Access
We present here new records of Passiflora (Passifloraceae sensu stricto) species from Maranhão state, Brazil: P. cincinnata Mast., P. picturata Ker Gawl., and P. vespertilio L. This is the first report of occurrence of P. vespertilio to
northeastern Brazil. Our data reinforces the need for more collections in Maranhão, as the great environmental richness of the state is not yet sufficiently studied.
Distribution; new occurrences; passion flower; taxonomy