The purpose of this page is to provide a checklist of the native species of the Brazil nut family in the Atlantic coastal forest and adjacent areas of eastern Brazil. Not included are introduced species such as Bertholletia excelsa and Couroupita guianenis. Clicking on a species link takes you to the species page of the species. Once there, you can find 1) general information about the species, 2) current conservation status of the species according to the IUCN (IUCN, 2009) and Plantas Raras do Brasil (Giulietti et al., 2009) species assessments, 3) an overall distribution map of the species by clicking on “Map all specimens of this Taxon,” and 4) details about the collections of a species by clicking on “Search for all records of this taxon in the Virtual Herbarium.”

We are grateful to the Mohammed bin Zayed Conservation Fund” for their support of this project.

The right hand panel includes an outline map of the area and shows the sapucaia tree (a common tree of the coastal forest) being pollinated by a carpenter bee (Xylocopa frontalis) and dispersed by the greater spear-nosed bat (Phyllostomus hastatus). We thank Michael Rothman for painting them and for letting us use them.