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This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (E. Paraná to NE. Santa Catarina).


Sampaio, D. & Souza, V.C. Kew Bull (2011) 66: 511.

Morphology General Habit
Tree 2.5 – 4 m high
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite to alternate, distributed along the branches; stipules persistent in the young branches, c. 3 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, pubescent, lanceolate; petioles 0.4 – 1 cm long, puberulent, striate, flat in the upper portion; leaf-blade 3 – 5.7 cm long, 1.4 – 3.4 cm wide, glabrous on both surfaces, midrib on the abaxial surface pubescent, elliptic to obovate, base obtuse to acute, apex rounded or obtuse, margin entire, venation brochidodromous, midrib flat or finely grooved on adaxial surface, prominent on abaxial surface; domatia present in the axil between the midrib and the secondary veins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence axillary or terminal, bracteate or frondose-bracteate raceme type; peduncle 1.5 – 4 cm long, striate, flat, puberulent; pedicels 1 – 2.5 cm long, striate, pubescent; bracts early deciduous not observed; bracteoles persistent, c. 2 mm long, 0.5 – 1 mm wide, pubescent, ovate, entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers with 4 sepals, 7 – 10 mm long, 3 – 5 mm wide, pubescent on outer surface, densely pubescent on inner surface, ovate, uniseriate, entire, similar, apex acute or acuminate, margin finely revolute and white-tomentose on inner surface; sepals covering the reproductive organs in the floral bud near anthesis; filament 3 – 4 mm long, densely pubescent; anthers 2 – 3 mm long, pubescent, lanceolate; connective extended into an acuminate awn, c. 0.5 mm long, puberulent; ovary c. 3 mm long, pubescent, orbicular, sessile; style c. 7 mm long, pubescent in basal portion, glabrous in apical portion, straight, 4-divided at the apex; floral receptacle densely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit globose; valves 4, 1.5 – 2 cm long, 0.7 – 1 cm wide, pubescent, externally covered by setulose bristles, c. 5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds not observed.
Sloanea hatschbachii is known only from the type locality in the state of Paraná, municipality of Paranaguá.
Atlantic rainforest; coastal plain.
This species was first collected in 1968. However, during a field expedition to Paraná State in October 2006, the authors could not find it. Houses appear to have been built on the site, which was originally coastal plain vegetation. Therefore, given the limited amount of material available, Sloaneahatschbachii is classified as Data Deficient (DD) following the IUCN (2001) criteria.

This species is morphologically similar to Sloanealasiocoma K. Schum., but can be distinguished from it by the presence of a larger style, an acuminate extension of the anther connective and longer sepals. S. hatschbachii was defined as a new species based on its reproductive morphology. Vegetatitively it is close to S. lasiocoma but can be differentiated from the latter by the size of the style (c. 7 mm long vs 2.5 – 4 mm long in S. lasiocoma), the shape of the extension of the anther connective (acuminate vs acute in S. lasiocoma) and the length of the sepals (7 – 10 mm long vs 3 – 5 mm long in S. lasiocoma). S. hatschbachii was collected in a coastal plain area that is entirely within the area of occurrence of S. lasiocoma. However, all specimens of S. lasiocoma that were collected in the coastal plain area do not show morphological overlap with the new species.

Native to:

Brazil South

Sloanea hatschbachii D.Samp. & V.C.Souza appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 66: 512 (2012)

Accepted by

  • Pennington, T.D. & Wise, R. (2017). The genus Sloanea (Elaeocarpaceae) in America: 1-432. dh Books, England.


Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Forzza, R.C., Zappi, D. & Souza, V.C. (2016-continuously updated). Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção

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