Check List 15(6): 1107-1112, doi: 10.15560/15.6.1107
Found in Brazil again! Expanding the distribution of Maxillaria aureoglobula Christenson (Orchidaceae, Maxillariinae) and a key to the species of Maxillaria sect. Rufescens Christenson from Brazil
expand article infoAlessandro Wagner Coelho Ferreira, Miguel Sena de Oliveira§, Mathias Erich Engels|, Edlley Pessoa
‡ Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luis, Brazil§ Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, Caxias, Brazil| Assessoria Técnica Ambiental Ltda., Curitiba, Brazil¶ Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Cuiabá, Brazil
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The distribution of Maxillaria aureoglobula is expanded to northeastern Brazil. This species is probably more geographically widespread than expected, and the new record reported here is a geographical link between the other occurrences of this species in northwestern South America (Colombia and Venezuela) and a recent record from Mato Grosso in the Brazilian Central-West Region. We provide an expanded description of the species, a distribution map, and a key to the Brazilian species of Maxillaria sect. Rufescens.
Amazon forest, Maranhão state, Neotropical region, new record, northeastern Brazil