Richness and endemism in Asclepiadoideae (Apocynaceae) from the Espinhaço Range of Minas Gerais, Brazil – a conservationist view

  title={Richness and endemism in Asclepiadoideae (Apocynaceae) from the Espinhaço Range of Minas Gerais, Brazil – a conservationist view},
  author={Alessandro Rapini and Renato de Mello‐Silva and Mar{\'i}a L{\'u}cia Kawasaki},
  journal={Biodiversity \& Conservation},
The Espinhaço Range, located in the states of Minas Gerais andBahia, has a type of vegetation with one of the highest degrees of endemism inBrazil: the campos rupestres. In this area, Asclepiadoideaeis among the most diverse angiosperm groups, including species with broaddistributions and others restricted to small areas. This study attempts toevaluate the species richness and the degree of endemism in this region, as wellas the influence of collecting efforts on the perception of biodiversity… 
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