Check List 15(5): 921-925, doi: 10.15560/15.5.911
Geographic range extension of Rapatea paludosa Aubl. (Rapateaceae) to Maranhão state, northeastern Brazil
expand article infoAlessandro Wagner Coelho Ferreira, Gustavo Pereira Lima, Maycon Jordan Costa da Silva, Eduardo Bezerra de Almeida Jr
‡ Federal University of Maranhão, São Luís, Brazil
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Expansion of the geographic distribution of Rapatea paludosa Aubl. (Rapateaceae) to the state of Maranhão, northeastern Brazil. The occurrence of R. paludosa is reported for the flora of Maranhão from the municipality of Cândido Mendes. This is the second species of the genus found in the state. The collected samples are also the second record of R. paludosa in the Northeastern Region of Brazil, adding information on its geographic distribution. Rapatea paludosa is described, illustrated, and its distribution mapped.

Amazonian domain, Belém, endemism center, monocots, new occurrence