Check List 8(1): 32-42, doi: 10.15560/8.1.032
Richness and similarity of the Cerrado vascular flora in the central west region of São Paulo state, Brazil
expand article infoKatia Losano Ishara, Rita C. S. Maimoni-Rodella
‡ Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Open Access
This study aims to characterize and compare three Cerrado areas (one cerradão and two cerrado sensu stricto areas) in Patrânia, São Paulo state, southeastern Brazil, concerning the floristic composition. In total, 250 taxa were found belonging to four species of pteridophytes, one species of an exotic gymnosperm and 243 species of angiosperms. Differences in species number and proportion of the woody and herbaceous components were observed among the three Cerrado areas. The similarity analysis revealed that the cerradão seems quite peculiar, showing low similarity level with the cerrado sensu stricto areas contiguous to it, being more similar to other cerradão areas located in nearby municipalities.
flora; Brazil; species inventory; Cerrado