Check List 17(2): 695-700, doi: 10.15560/17.2.695
Rediscovery and expansion of the distribution of Phyllanthus itatiaiensis Brade (Phyllanthaceae) in southeastern Brazil
expand article infoJone Clebson Ribeiro Mendes, Sarah Maria Athiê-Souza, Rayane de Tasso Moreira Ribeiro, Caio Baez Gomes§, Tatiana Tavares Carrijo§, Margareth Ferreira de Sales|
‡ Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil§ Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Alegre, Brazil| Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
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We report here the rediscovery of Phyllanthus itatiaiensis Brade (Phyllanthaceae) after 50 years, as well as its occurrence in Minas Gerais State in southeastern Brazil. We provide a taxonomic diagnosis, in situ photographs, a distribution map, and a reassessment of its conservation status, which will contribute to our knowledge of this rare and endemic species as well as our ability to protect it.

Atlantic domain, Biodiversity hotspot, Endemism, Phyllanthus subsect. Clausseniani, Southeastern Brazil, Taxonomy