Check List 18(2): 323-330, doi: 10.15560/18.2.323
First report of Hippeastrum puniceum (Lam.) Kuntze (Amaryllidaceae) from the state of Maranhão, Brazil, and expansion of the geographical distribution of Alophia drummondii (Graham) R.Foster (Iridaceae) and Rapatea paludosa Aubl. (Rapateaceae)
expand article infoMiguel Sena de Oliveira, Wagner Ribeiro da Silva Junior§, Eduardo Oliveira Silva|, Raysa Valéria Carvalho Saraiva, Alessandro Wagner Coelho Ferreira #
‡ Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia / Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Biológicas - Botânica Tropical, Pará, Brazil§ State University of Maranhão; Programa de Pós-graduação em Biodiversidade Ambiente e Saúde, Caxias, Brazil| Federal University of Maranhão, Coordination of Natural Sciences, Codó, Brazil¶ Federal University of Maranhão, Center for Human, Natural, Health and Technology Sciences, Pinheiro, Brazil# Federal University of Maranhão, Department of Biology, São Luís, Brazil
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We report the first record of Hippeastrum puniceum (Lam.) Kuntze in Maranhão and expand the known geographical distributions of Alophia drummondii (Graham) R. Foster and Rapatea paludosa Aubl. in that state. Alophia drummondii and Hippeastrum puniceum were collected in Cerrado fragments in the municipality of Caxias and Rapatea paludosa in a swamp-forest gallery in a transition area between the Amazon region and the Cerrado in the municipality of Morros. Ecological and taxonomic information is included, as well as morphological descriptions, identification keys to species, distribution maps, photographs, and preliminary conservation statuses of these species in Brazil.

Amazon, Cerrado, taxonomy