First record of <em>Voyria caerulea </em>Aubl. (Gentianaceae), a mycoheterotrophic plant, in Maranhão state, northeastern Brazil
Check List 14(5): 833-837, doi: 10.15560/14.5.833
First record of Voyria caerulea Aubl. (Gentianaceae), a mycoheterotrophic plant, in Maranhão state, northeastern Brazil
expand article infoAlessandro Wagner Coelho Ferreira, Maria Fernanda Calió§, Wagner Ribeiro da Silva Junior, Maycon Jordan Costa da Silva, Miguel Sena de Oliveira|, Eduardo Oliveira Silva, Elidio Armando Exposto Guarçoni#, Andressa Ketilly Cabral de Carvalho, Nivaldo de Figueiredo
‡ Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luís, Brazil§ Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil| Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, Departamento de Química e Biologia, Praça Duque de Caxias, s/n, Morro do Alecrim – CEP 65604-090, Caxias – MA., Caxias, Brazil¶ Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Codó, Brazil# Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Coordenação de Ciências Naturais, Campus Universitário de Bacabal, Av. Governador João Alberto, s/n - Bambu - CEP 65700-000, Bacabal – MA., Bacabal, Brazil
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Abstract
We report the first record of Voyria caerulea from the state of Maranhão, northeastern Brazil. A fertile specimen was collected in a gallery forest during the rainy season, within the boundaries of the municipality of São Raimundo das Mangabeiras. This find contributes to the knowledge on the micoheterotrophic flora of Maranhão and expands the geographic distribution of this species in Brazil. We also present a taxonomic description, illustrations, an occurrence map of the newly found population, and an identification key for all the species of Voyria that occur in Maranhão.
Keywords
Brazilian flora, mycoheterophy, new occurrence