Flora of Bahia: Styracaceae

Renata Asprino, André Márcio Amorim


A floristic survey of the Styracaceae from Bahia state, Brazil, is presented. Eight species of Styrax were recognized, among which S. acuminatus represents a new record for the Northeastern region of Brazil. Styrax ferrugineus and S. pedicellatus are registered from few specimens, which suggest restricted distributions in cerrado and campo rupestre areas, respectively. The treatment includes a key to identification, descriptions and comments on taxa, as well as illustrations and geographic distribution maps of species in Bahia.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13102/scb322


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