Floristic of Bromeliaceae of the Serra Das Aranhas, Minas Gerais, Brazil


Serra das Aranhas
Atlantic Rainforest

How to Cite

Coelho de Paula, C., & Guarconi, E. A. E. (2007). Floristic of Bromeliaceae of the Serra Das Aranhas, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Selbyana, 28(2), 145–149. Retrieved from


This work consists of a floristic assessment of the family Bromeliaceae in Serra das Aranhas, Minas Gérais, Brazil. Three subfamilies, 11 genera and 22 species were identified. The occurrence of Nidularium longiflorum was recorded for the first time in the state of Minas Gérais. Most of the 22 species are epiphytes. Two of the species, Quesnelia augusto-coburgii Wawra and Billbergia vittata Brong., are included in the list of endangered species of Minas Gérais. An analytical key is also presented for the identification of the species occurring in Serra das Aranhas. This work provides data to expand the knowledge on Bromeliaceae in the areas of the Atlantic Rainforest domain in Minas Gérais. O presente trabalho consiste num levantamento florístico da Familia Bromeliaceae na Serra das Aranhas, Minas Gerais. Foram identificadas très subfamilias, 11 géneros e 22 especies. A ocorrência do taxon Nidularium longiflorum foi registrado pela primeira vez para o estado de Minas Gérais. A maioria das 22 especies apresenta hábito epífito. Duas especies encontradas, Quesnelia augusto-coburgii Wawra e Billbergia vittata Brong., constam na lista de especies ameaçadas da flora de Minas Gérais. Também é apresentada urna chave analítica para a identificacäo das especies ocorrentes na Serra das Aranhas. As informaçôes deste trabalho fornecem dados para a ampliaçâo do conhecimento das Bromeliaceae nas áreas de dominio de Mata Atlántica de Minas Gérais.


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