Probable Deficit of Epiphytic Orchid Species on the Organ Mountain Anticline (Brazil)


Organ Mountains
species loss
orchid survey

How to Cite

Miller, D., & Warren, R. (2005). Probable Deficit of Epiphytic Orchid Species on the Organ Mountain Anticline (Brazil). Selbyana, 26(1/2), 251–254. Retrieved from


The authors have collected data on remaining orchid populations from both scarp (steep slopes facing the sea) and anticline (landward side) regions of the Organ Mountain Range in Rio de Janeiro State in Brazil. The locations and habitats have been recorded, and the numbers of species, their altitude, flowering times, and frequency have been documented. The loss of species from the decimated anticline also has been estimated. A pilot, model scheme is proposed for forest regeneration and the study of orchid recolonization, which would involve educational programs with local schools.


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