Stigmatodon francae (Bromeliaceae, Tillandsioideae), a New Species from Cliff Ecosystems on Inselbergs in Southeastern Brazil

  • Dayvid Rodrigues Couto Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Vitor da Cunha Manhães Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Andrea Ferreira da Costa Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Keywords: Atlantic Forest, Bromeliaceae, IUCN Red List, neotropics, rock outcrops, Stigmatodon, taxonomy, Vrieseinae


Stigmatodon Leme, G. K. Br. & Barfuss is an exclusively Brazilian genus of Bromeliaceae that occurs mainly on large vertical granite surfaces of inselbergs in the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil. A new species found in cliff ecosystems on inselbergs in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro is described and illustrated. Data are provided on its habitat, ecology, and geographical distribution, together with an evaluation of its conservation status according to IUCN criteria.