Kew Bulletin

, Volume 66, Issue 1, pp 155–158 | Cite as

Zeuxine strateumatica (Orchidaceae) goes south: a first record for Brazil

  • Luiz Menini Neto
  • Marcelo Rodrigues Miranda
  • David Cruz


Zeuxine strateumatica (L.) Schltr. is recorded for the first time in South America, in São Paulo State (Brazil), the southernmost record for the species. It also occurs in Asia, northern Oceania, North America and the Caribbean. A historical record of the geographical expansion of Z. strateumatica is outlined with emphasis on the New World.

Key Words

Atlantic forest geographical distribution Neotropics restinga São Paulo South America. 



The authors would like to thank Daniela Zappi (RBG Kew) for improvements and revision of the English text.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luiz Menini Neto
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marcelo Rodrigues Miranda
    • 3
  • David Cruz
    • 4
  1. 1.Centro de Ensino Superior de Juiz de ForaJuiz de ForaBrazil
  2. 2.Pós Graduação em Diversidade Vegetal, Escola Nacional de Botânica TropicalJardim Botânico do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.CaraguatatubaBrazil
  4. 4.CaraguatatubaBrazil

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