New geographical records of Myrcia s.l. (Myrteae, Myrtaceae) from South America, with a focus on Brazilian taxa

Bruno S. Amorim, Jefferson R. Maciel, Marccus Alves


New geographical records for 29 species of Myrcia s.l. (Myrtaceae) from the Neotropics are presented here. They occur in the Amazon, Atlantic Forests and “Cerrado” vegetation of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru. The first occurrences of species are also cited for Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru. Short diagnostic descriptions, taxonomic and ecological comments, and geographic distribution maps are also presented.


Amazon Forest; Atlantic Forest; Bolivia; Brazil; Cerrado; Colombia; Neotropics; Paraguay; Peru

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