Check List 15(4): 601-627, doi: 10.15560/15.4.601
Additions to the flora of Panama, with comments on plant collections and information gaps
expand article infoOrlando O. Ortiz, Rodolfo Flores§, Gordon McPherson|, Juan F. Carrión, Ernesto Campos-Pineda#, Riccardo M. Baldini¤
‡ Universidad de Panamá, Panama, Panama§ Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí, David, Panama| Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, United States of America¶ Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Feira de Santana, Brazil# Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, Panama¤ Università di Firenze, Florence, Italy
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In the present study, we report 46 new records of vascular plants species from Panama. The species belong to the following families: Anacardiaceae, Apocynaceae, Aquifoliaceae, Araceae, Bignoniaceae, Burseraceae, Caryocaraceae, Celastraceae, Chrysobalanaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Erythroxylaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Gentianaceae, Lacistemataceae, Lauraceae, Malpighiaceae, Malvaceae, Marattiaceae, Melastomataceae, Moraceae, Myrtaceae, Ochnaceae, Orchidaceae, Passifloraceae, Peraceae, Poaceae, Portulacaceae, Ranunculaceae, Salicaceae, Sapindaceae, Sapotaceae, Solanaceae, and Violaceae. Additionally, the status of plant collections in Panama is discussed; we focused on the areas where we identified significant information gaps regarding real assessments of plant biodiversity in the country.

Central America, floristics, new records, taxonomy, vascular plants