First occurrence of Dioclea ruddiae Maxwell (Leguminosae) in Brazil

<div><p>ABSTRACT (First occurrence of Dioclea ruddiae Maxwell (Leguminosae) in Brazil). Dioclea ruddiae (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae) is recorded for the first time in Brazil. Specimens were collected in the Serra do Tepequém, a tepui in the State of Roraima near the border with Venezuela. This study expands the distribution range of Dioclea ruddiae in the region of the Guiana Shield, where this species is probably endemic.</p></div>