Checklist of Bromeliaceae of Minas Gerais, Brazil, with Notes on Taxonomy and Endemism


Minas Gerais

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Versieux, L. M., & Wendt, T. (2006). Checklist of Bromeliaceae of Minas Gerais, Brazil, with Notes on Taxonomy and Endemism. Selbyana, 27(2), 107–146. Retrieved from


Bromeliaceae diversity in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, is discussed, and a checklist is provided of the 27 genera, 265 species, and 18 infraspecific taxa found there. The total number of bromeliad genera in Minas Gerais exceeds that of all other Brazilian states and even of all other South American countries. A total of 98 species (37%) are endemic to the state. The exceptional floristic richness observed is attributed to the environmental conditions found solely in Minas Gerais that allow the evolution of different genera and species. The checklist is based on herbarium specimens, the botanical literature, and field observations. Data are presented for type specimens, habitat, elevation range, habit, geographical distribution throughout Brazil and Minas Gerais, phenology, and synonymy and taxonomic commentaries when pertinent.


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