Vol 9 Num 3




Angiosperms of Montane Forest areas in southern Bahia, Brazil

André Márcio Amorim

Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz
Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Ilhéus 45662-900, Bahia, Brasil.
email: aamorimm@terra.com.br

Jomar Gomes Jardim

Herbário André Maurício Vieira de Carvalho
Herbário André Maurício Vieira de Carvalho, CEPEC, CEPLAC, Caixa Postal 07, Itabuna 45600-970, Bahia, Brasil.
Márdel Miranda Mendes Lopes

Herbário André Maurício Vieira de Carvalho
Herbário André Maurício Vieira de Carvalho, CEPEC, CEPLAC, Caixa Postal 07, Itabuna 45600-970, Bahia, Brasil.
Pedro Fiaschi

Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA 23284-2012, U.S.A.
Rafael Augusto Xavier Borges

Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Ricardo de Oliveira Perdiz

Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz
Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Ilhéus 45662-900, Bahia, Brasil.
William Wayt Thomas

New York Botanical Garden
The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York 10458-5126, U.S.A.

keywords
Atlantic forest, checklist, floristics, Montane Forests, Bahia, Brazil

publication date: 08-25-2009





Abstract
A floristic study of three areas of montane Atlantic forest in southern Bahia, Brazil, was carried out. From 2004 to 2008 regular botanical collections were made, principally along trails in the interior of the forest fragments at: the Reserva Serra da Pedra Lascada (SPL), the Reserva Serra das Lontras (SLO) and the Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural Serra Bonita (SBO). The species richness of each area was compared to that of the other two, and together to other areas of Atlantic coastal forest in Bahia and southeastern Brazil. For all three areas, a total of 1129 species in 467 genera and 124 families were found. Trees represented 46.9% of the species, followed by herbs (20,1%), epiphytes (19,5%), and vines and lianas (13,5%). The families Araceae, Asteraceae, Bromeliaceae, Fabaceae, Lauraceae, Melastomataceae, Myrtaceae, Orchidaceae, Piper aceae, Poaceae, Rubiaceae, and Solanaceae showed the highest species richness for the three areas together. The genus Psychotria  (Rubiaceae) had the highest number of species for all three areas (21 spp), followed by Miconia  (20 spp.), Solanum  (20 spp.), Piper  (19 spp.), Ocotea  (16 spp.), Leandra  (16 spp.), Peperomia  (15 spp.), and Myrcia  (14 spp.). The results confirm the high species diversity of angiosperms in southern Bahia and demonstrate for the first time the presence of species characteristic of montane regions of southeastern Brazil in this region.

how to quote this paper
Amorim, A.M.; Jardim, J.G.; Lopes, M.M.M.; Fiaschi, P.; Borges, R.A.X.; Perdiz, R.O. and Thomas, W.W. Angiosperms of Montane Forest areas in southern Bahia, Brazil. Biota Neotrop.  Jul/Sep 2009 vol. 9, no. 3 https://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v9n3/en/abstract?article+bn02909032009 ISSN 1676-0603.

Cited species
check for this species in other resources Leandra 
check for this species in other resources Miconia 
check for this species in other resources Myrcia 
check for this species in other resources Ocotea 
check for this species in other resources Peperomia 
check for this species in other resources Piper 
check for this species in other resources Psychotria 
check for this species in other resources Solanum 



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