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Research trip to the states of Pará and Tocantins, Brazil: June, 2005.
This trip was in collaboration with Dr. Claudia P. Bove, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Dr. Alejandro Novelo R., National University of Mexico (Mexico). Mr. David Gera, an undergraduate student at WCSU also participated in the trip. The purpose of the was to survey for species of riverweeds (Podostemaceae) in the state of Tocantins. Specimens of approximately 10 species were collected. At least two are believed to be new to science.
Dave Gera along Lajeado River. Brown plants on rocks are the riverweed Monostylis capillacea
Rocks covered with Monostylis capillacea
Dave Gera investigating plants of Castelnavia in the Araguaia River.
Dave Gera at the Acuba-Vida Waterfall, western part of state of Bahia, Brazil.
Dave Gera (far left), Alejandro Novelo (center) and Claudia Bove (right)
investigating plants of Castelnavia along the Araguaia River.
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