Kielmeyera fatimae (Calophyllaceae): A New Species from Santa Teresa, Espírito Santo, Brazil

  • Rafaela Jorge Trad Universidade Estadual de Campinas – UNICAMP
  • Volker Bittrich Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Maria do Carmo Estanislau do Amaral Universidade Estadual de Campinas – UNICAMP
Keywords: Atlantic Forest, Brazil, Calophyllaceae, IUCN Red List, Kielmeyera


A new species of Calophyllaceae, Kielmeyera fatimae R. J. Trad, from the Brazilian state Espírito Santo, is presented here; a complete description and illustrations are provided. The species is the second in the genus with small flowers in the Atlantic Forest; it is compared with the most similar species, K. rufotomentosa Saddi. Its conservation status according to IUCN criteria is estimated as endangered (EN).