Check List 11(4): e19288, doi: 10.15560/11.4.1689
Floristic survey of the Brazilian Ages Memorial: a Cerrado sensu stricto area with an educational relevance
expand article infoThaís N.C. Vasconcelos, Juliana S. Silva§, Marcelo L. Ianhez§, Carolyn E. B. Proença§
‡ Universidade de Brasília Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom§ Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
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The Cerrado Biome is currently classified as one of the most diverse savannas in the world. The anthropic destruction of this biome led the Cerrado to be recognized as one of the world’s hot spots for bioconservation. Cerrado sensu stricto phytophysiognomy represents 70% of the original Cerrado Biome surface and floristic surveys are basic and important studies for conservation initiatives in these areas. Our survey area is a Cerrado sensu stricto of 6 ha attached to the Memorial das Idades do Brasil, an open air museum located in Distrito Federal, in the center of the Cerrado Biome. Our list counted 225 species of angiosperms, with the families Fabaceae, Asteraceae, Malpighiaceae and Myrtaceae being the richest ones. Our work contributes towards a better understanding of the Cerrado biome and also may help future educational programmes in the museum. 
Distrito Federal; museum; cerrado