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Hidden in the dry woods: Mapping the collection history and distribution of Gymnanthes boticario, a well-collected but very recently described species restricted to the dry vegetation of South America

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Author(s):
De Oliveira, Luciana Dos Santos D. [1] ; Moro, Marcelo Freire [2] ; Nic Lughadha, Eimear M. [3] ; Martins, Fernando Roberto [2] ; De Melo, Andre Laurenio [4] ; Esser, Hans-Joachim [5] ; Sales, Margareth F. [1]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Rural Pernambuco, Programa Posgrad Bot, BR-52171930 Recife, PE - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Programa Posgrad Biol Vegetal, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Royal Bot Gardens, Richmond TW9 3AB, Surrey - England
[4] Univ Fed Rural Pernambuco, Unidade Acad Serra Talhada, BR-56900000 Serra Talhada, PE - Brazil
[5] Bot Staatssammlung Munchen, D-80638 Munich - Germany
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: PHYTOTAXA; v. 97, n. 1, p. 1-16, APR 30 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 6
Abstract

Botanists estimate that 80 to 90% of existing plant species have already been described and it is expected that most undescribed species are rare or narrow endemic ones. Here we map the geographical distribution of Gymnanthes boticario, a species described in 2010, and show that the species is not only widespread, but was well-collected in the Caatinga semiarid vegetation prior to its description. During a revision of the genus Gymnanthes we also found collections of G. boticario in the Brazilian Mato Grosso do Sul state (in Pantanal ecoregion), in Paraguay (in Cerro Leon dry forests) and in Bolivia (in Chiquitano dry forest ecoregion) in a pattern that closely resembles the Pleistocenic Arc Hypothesis. We map the continental distribution of G. boticario, report the first records of it for Bolivia, Paraguay and the Brazilian Pantanal and show the rich data available in herbaria for a plant only recently described. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/22498-5 - Phytogeographical meta-analysis of the caatinga biome
Grantee:Marcelo Freire Moro
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 09/14266-7 - Phytogeographical meta-analysis of the caatinga biome
Grantee:Marcelo Freire Moro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate