Check List 19(2): 263-268, doi: 10.15560/19.2.263
New record of Vitex orinocensis Kunth (Lamiaceae) for the state of Ceará, Brazil: insights on its conservation
expand article infoDiego Santos, Francisco Carlos Pinheiro da Costa§
‡ Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil§ Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Campus de Cajazeiras, Cajazeiras, Brazil
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We report the first record of Vitex orinocensis Kunth (Lamiaceae) from Ceará state, northeastern Brazil. This species was collected in an upland Semideciduous Seasonal Forest. This occurrence adds new information about the flora of Ceará and expands the geographic range of this species in Brazil, which is important for its conservation. We provide taxonomic information, distribution map, implications for its conservation status, photographs, and a identification key for the Vitex Tour. ex L. species from Ceará.
Conservation status, geographic distribution, new occurrences, taxonomy