The family Orchidaceae in the Serra do Japi, São Paulo State, Brazil

  • Emerson Ricardo Pansarin
  • Ludmila Mickeliunas Pansarin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-5
  2. Emerson Ricardo Pansarin, Ludmila Mickeliunas Pansarin
    Pages 6-11
  3. Emerson Ricardo Pansarin, Ludmila Mickeliunas Pansarin
    Pages 12-13
  4. Emerson Ricardo Pansarin, Ludmila Mickeliunas Pansarin
    Pages 14-23
  5. Emerson Ricardo Pansarin, Ludmila Mickeliunas Pansarin
    Pages 24-25
  6. Emerson Ricardo Pansarin, Ludmila Mickeliunas Pansarin
    Pages 26-27
  7. Emerson Ricardo Pansarin, Ludmila Mickeliunas Pansarin
    Pages 28-29
  8. Emerson Ricardo Pansarin, Ludmila Mickeliunas Pansarin
    Pages 31-279
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 280-287

About this book

Introduction

This study presents a floristic survey of orchid species occurring in the Serra do Japi in São Paulo, southeastern Brazil. The region studied is strategically placed in the transitional zone between interior semi-deciduous mesophytic forests and the Atlantic forest, presenting species from both formations and is characterized by semi-deciduous mesophytic forests, altitudinal forests and rocky outcrops. In the Serra do Japi the orchid family is represented by 125 species distributed among 61 genera. The most representative genus is Epidendrum, followed by Oncidium and Habenaria. Most of the species occur as epiphytes, while 40 species are terrestrial, 31 species are rupicolous, two are hemi-epiphytes and only one is myco-heterotrophic. Although the orchid diversity is high, the region has been affected by anthropogenic disturbances, making the preservation and integrated study of the diversity present in the Serra do Japi an urgent necessity, with social, economic and preservationist aspects.

Keywords

Brazil Orchid family Orchidaceae Serra do Japi

Authors and affiliations

  • Emerson Ricardo Pansarin
    • 1
  • Ludmila Mickeliunas Pansarin
    • 2
  1. 1.FFCLRP, Departamento de BiologiaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de Biologia, Departamento de BotânicaUniversidade Estadual de CampinasCampinasBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-99755-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-99754-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-99755-0
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