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Provedor de dados:  Rev. Bras. Bot.
País:  Brazil
Título:  Floristic diversity of two crystalline rocky outcrops in the Brazilian northeast semi-arid region
Autores:  Gomes,Polyhanna
Alves,Marccus
Data:  2010-12-01
Ano:  2010
Palavras-chave:  Caatinga
Inselbergs
Life-forms
Saxicolous plants
Resumo:  Floristic composition and structure of vegetation were studied in two rocky outcrop areas in the semi-arid region of northeastern Brazil. From April 2007 to September 2008, 18 monthly field trips were carried out. Vascular plants were randomly collected throughout the outcrop areas. For structural analysis, 30 plots of 1 × 1 m were set in the vegetation islands. The checklist presented combines 211 species (69 families and 168 genera), although only 56 species were collected in the plots. Fabaceae (18 spp.; 8.5%), Asteraceae (17 spp.; 8%), Orchidaceae (13 spp.; 6.1%), Euphorbiaceae (13 spp.; 6.1%), Bromeliaceae (10 spp.; 4.7%), and Poaceae (eight spp.; 3.8%) are the richest families. Overall, 1,792 shrub and herbaceous specimens were counted in the plots. The Shannon-Wiener (H) diversity index values were 2.572 and 2.547 nats individual-1. The species that presented the highest absolute abundance values (number of plants) had low frequencies in the plots and vice-versa. The biological spectrum had a high proportion of phanerophytes and therophytes, followed by cryptophytes, chamaephytes, and hemicryptophytes. The studied flora shares floristic components similar to other rocky outcrop areas of the semi-arid region in northeastern Brazil, including in relation to dominant groups in the vegetation structure.
Tipo:  Info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Idioma:  Inglês
Identificador:  http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0100-84042010000400014
Editor:  Sociedade Botânica de São Paulo
Relação:  10.1590/S0100-84042010000400014
Formato:  text/html
Fonte:  Brazilian Journal of Botany v.33 n.4 2010
Direitos:  info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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