SpeciesSucrea sampaiana (A.Hitch.) Soderstrom
Brazil, Espirito Santo
Forested zones or areas of barren pastureland covered with grasses - recently forested but recently cut down.
Extinction DataIUCN = N/a, Listed Extinct by WCMC 1996
This species was originally described by Olyra by Hitchcock from a specimen collector by Jose Vidal in 1924 in Espirito Santo. The spiciform inflorescence of this species is easily distinguishes from the open paniculiform ones of the other two species of Sucrea. Another interesting feature is the presence of tubers on the roots of the Chase collection
Number of Specimens at Kew
Specimen Type (Y/N)
Kew Herbcat Barcode Number
20th November 1929
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