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      Dracontium nivosum (Lem.) G.H.Zhu (Araceae): range extension from Amazonia to a brejo forest refugium in Northeast Brazil confirmed

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          The 558 km range extension of the Amazonian aroid Dracontium nivosum (Lem.) G.H.Zhu into semi-arid Northeast Brazil is confirmed. This species occurs in Ceará in threatened fragments of brejo forest at ca. 580–870 m elevation. An illustrated taxonomic description is provided. The species’  Extent of Occurrence (EOO) is estimated as 356,392 km2 (meets Least Concern); the Area of Occupancy (AOO), 60 km2 using a 2×2 km cell (Endangered). Within Ceará the EOO is 41.4 km2 (Critically Endangered) and the AOO is 16 km2 (Endangered). 

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          Pensoft Publishers
          1809-127X
          May 01 2016
          June 22 2016
          : 12
          : 3
          : 1908
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          10.15560/12.3.1908
          © 2016

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