Vol 13 Num 4




Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) in the Atlantic Forest of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Wallace M. B. São-Mateus

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte – UFRN
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Sistemática e Evolução, Departamento de Botânica, Ecologia e Zoologia, Campus Universitário Lagoa Nova, 59072-970, Natal, RN, Brasil
email: wallacesaomateus@yahoo.com.br

Domingos Cardoso

Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana - UEFS
Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Av. Transnordestina, s/n, Novo Horizonte, 44036-900, Feira de Santana, BA, Brasil
Jomar Gomes Jardim

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte – UFRN
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Sistemática e Evolução, Departamento de Botânica, Ecologia e Zoologia, Campus Universitário Lagoa Nova, 59072-970, Natal, RN, Brasil
Luciano Paganucci de Queiroz

Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana - UEFS
Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Av. Transnordestina, s/n, Novo Horizonte, 44036-900, Feira de Santana, BA, Brasil

keywords
Fabaceae, Floristics, Northeastern Brazil, new records

publication date: 12-03-2013





Abstract
This study presents a taxonomic account of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) from remnants of Atlantic Forest in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte. We recorded 68 species and 32 genera within the following tribes: Phaseoleae (11 genera/24 species), Dalbergieae (9/20), Swartzieae (3/3), Millettieae (2/4), Sophoreae (2/2), Abreae (1/1), Crotalarieae (1/3), Desmodieae (1/7), Indigofereae (1/3), and Sesbanieae (1/1). Ten genera and 32 species are newly recorded for the flora of the state of Rio Grande do Norte. The most species-rich genera were Desmodium  (7 species), Centrosema  (5), Stylosanthes  (5), Aeschynomene  (4), and Macroptilium  (4). Herbaceous and shrubby species have predominated with 60% (41 spp.) of the total species diversity, following by the vines and lianas with 28% (19 spp.) and the trees with only 12% (8 spp.). Identification key, descriptions, diagnostic morphological characters, geographic distribution, and illustrations are also provided.

how to quote this paper
São-Mateus, W. M. B.; Cardoso, D.; Jardim, J. G. and Queiroz, L. P. Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) in the Atlantic Forest of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Biota Neotrop.  Oct/Dec 2013 vol. 13, no. 4 http://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v13n4/en/abstract?inventory+bn03413042013 ISSN 1676-0603.

Cited species
check for this species in other resources Aeschynomene 
check for this species in other resources Centrosema 
check for this species in other resources Desmodium 
check for this species in other resources Macroptilium 
check for this species in other resources Stylosanthes 



Fundação de Amparo | Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, Fapesp
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, CNPq
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