New occurrences of Paepalanthus mollis Kunth var. mollis: extending the distribution of Paepalanthus subg. Xeractis Körn. (Eriocaulaceae) outside the Espinhaço Range, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Bárbara Mourão, Marcelo Trovó, Mariana E. Mansanares


Paepalanthus mollis var. mollis is placed in Paepalanthus subg. Xeractis (Eriocaulaceae) and, until now, it was considered endemic to the campos rupestres of the Espinhaço Range in Minas Gerais, Brazil. We report here the new occurrences of this species from the municipalities of Carrancas and Minduri, at the southern part of the mountain complex of Bocaina and Carrancas. These specimens confirm the occurrence of this species and the subgenus outside the Espinhaço Range. These occurrences are also the southernmost sites of geographic distribution of the group.


Carrancas; campos rupestres; geographic distribution; Paepalanthoideae; quartzose soils

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