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Growing knowledge: an overview of Seed Plant diversity in Brazil
An updated inventory of Brazilian seed plants is presented and offers important insights into the country's biodiversity. This work started in 2010, with the publication of the Plants and FungiExpand
New Brazilian Floristic List Highlights Conservation Challenges
Although the total number of known species in Brazil is one-third lower than previous estimates, the absolute number of endemic vascular plant species is higher than was previously estimated, and the proportion of endemism is the highest in the Neotropics. Expand
An integrated assessment of the vascular plant species of the Americas
An integrated assessment of all known native species of vascular plants in the Americas is presented, in a publicly available, searchable database, which includes 124,993 species—about one-third of the worldwide total. Expand
Angiosperm epiphytes as conservation indicators in forest fragments: A case study from southeastern Minas Gerais, Brazil
Epiphytes play an important role in the flora and ecology of the tropical regions. Most floristic studies within the state of Minas Gerais focus on terrestrial, woody plant diversity, but this is aExpand
Amazon plant diversity revealed by a taxonomically verified species list
A comprehensive dataset of Amazonian seed plant species from published sources that includes falsifiable data based on voucher specimens identified by taxonomic specialists is assembled, providing a valid starting point for macroecological and evolutionary studies aimed at understanding the origin, evolution, and ecology of the exceptional biodiversity ofAmazonian forests. Expand
Genetic Variation in Three Endangered Species of Encholirium (Bromeliaceae) from Cadeia do Espinhaço, Brazil, Setected using RAPD Markers
This work aimed to generate basic information for the conservation of three Encholirium species that are endemic to the rocky mountains of Cadeia do Espinhaço, employing population genetic analyses, finding high levels of genetic variability were not expected. Expand
Morphological Phylogenetics of Quesnelia (Bromeliaceae, Bromelioideae)
A phylogenetic analysis was carried out on the genus Quesnelia, finding that the majority of clades did not have good statistical support, and taxonomic changes are not proposed because these would be premature. Expand
Invasion of the South American dry diagonal: What can the leaf anatomy of Pitcairnioideae (Bromeliaceae) tell us about it?
The presence of xeric synapomorphies (especially CAM, fibrous hypodermis, and ad- and abaxial aquiferous parenchyma) apparently played an essential role in allowing species of Deuterocohnia, Dyckia, and Encholirium to occupy the South American dry-diagonal. Expand
A comprehensive checklist of vascular epiphytes of the Atlantic Forest reveals outstanding endemic rates
A pattern of endemism indicates the dominance of recent radiations of epiphytic groups in the Atlantic Forest, showing that the majority of divergences dating from the Pliocene onwards are similar to those that were recently reported for other Neotropical plants. Expand
Epiphytic angiosperms in a mountain forest in southern Bahia, Brazil
The present study surveyed the epiphytic angiosperms in the Serra das Lontras National Park (SLNP), the distribution of their species among genera and families, and their biogeographical patterns, reaffirming the patterns reported in previous major reviews onEpiphytes. Expand