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      Flora of Espírito Santo: Lecythidaceae


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          Abstract The Lecythidaceae clade has a pantropical distribution and comprises 24 genera and 355 species. Ten genera and 121 species occur in Brazil, where species richness is highest in Amazonia. Four genera and 14 species were recorded in Espírito Santo, as well as two cultivated species. Important characters used to identify the species are the morphology of the bark, shape and size of the leaves, presence and shape of trichomes on the leaves and inflorescences, inflorescence type, morphology and color of the perianth (especially the petals), morphology of the androecium, shape and dimension of the fruits and seeds, and morphology of the arils. Identification keys, descriptions, illustrations, and comments for the taxa are provided.

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          Resumo Lecythidaceae tem distribuição pantropical com 24 gêneros e 355 espécies. No Brasil ocorrem 10 gêneros e 121 espécies, com predomínio de riqueza na Amazônia. Para o Espírito Santo foram encontrados quatro gêneros e 14 espécies. Caracteres importantes na identificação das espécies são a morfologia da casca, forma e dimensão foliar, presença e formato dos tricomas nas folhas e inflorescência, tipo de inflorescência, morfologia e coloração do perianto, especialmente das pétalas, morfologia do androceu, forma e dimensão dos frutos e sementes, e forma do arilo. Chave de identificação, descrições, ilustrações e comentários sobre os táxons são apresentados.

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          Abstract The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) was established by the Conference of Parties in 2002 to decrease the loss of plant diversity, reduce poverty and contribute to sustainable development. To achieve this overarching goal, the GSPC has established a series of targets, one of which is to ensure that plant diversity is well understood, so that it can be effectively conserved and used in a sustainable manner. Brazil hosts more than 46,000 species of plants, algae and fungi, representing one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth, and playing a key role in the GSPC. To meet the GSPC goals of Target 1 and facilitate access to plant diversity, Brazil committed to preparing the List of Species of the Brazilian Flora (2008-2015) and the Brazilian Flora 2020 (2016-present). Managing all the information associated with such great biodiversity has proven to be an extremely challenging task. Here, we synthesize the history of these projects, focusing on the multidisciplinary and collaborative approach adopted to develop and manage the inclusion of all the knowledge generated though digital information systems. We further describe the methods used, challenges faced, and strategies adopted, as well as summarize advances to date and prospects for completing the Brazilian flora in 2020.
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                Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil )
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                [4] Rio de Janeiro RJ orgnameInstituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro orgdiv1Escola Nacional de Botânica Tropical Brazil
                [3] São Mateus Espírito Santo orgnameUniversidade Federal do Espírito Santo orgdiv1Centro Universitário Norte do Espírito Santo Brazil
                [1] Conceição da Barra Espírito Santo orgnamePrefeitura Municipal de Conceição da Barra Brazil
                [2] New York orgnameInstitute of Systematic Botany orgdiv1The New York Botanical Garden United States
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