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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Floristic Composition And Similarity Analysis Of An Atlantic Rain Forest Fragment In Cananéia, São Paulo State, Brazil [composição Florística E Análise De Similaridade De Um Trecho De Floresta Ombrófila Densa Atlântica Em Cananéia, São Paulo, Brasil]
Author: Urbanetz C.
Tamashiro J.Y.
Kinoshita L.S.
Abstract: The aim of this study is to investigate the floristic composition of an Atlantic rain forest fragment located in Cananéia, São Paulo, Brazil, and to contribute to the knowledge on Atlantic forest through the comparative analysis of this and other floristic surveys both on the southern and southeastern Brazil, in different soil and relief types. We surveyed 215 species in 132 genera and 51 families. Classification and ordination analysis were applied to a binary matrix in order to analyze the similarity among 24 surveys, including the present one, of Atlantic forest from the south and southeast coast of Brazil. Higher floristic similarity was observed among this area and the ones where there was marine influence and more rugged relief. The surveys in areas with greater marine influence (sandy soil) were separated from those in other conditions, possibly indicating a species replacement gradient from the steep slopes towards the lowland and were probably related to different edaphic conditions. A latitudinal gradient was found among the surveys apparently confirming a continuous species replacement along the Atlantic forest, related to a restricted distribution of the species. This suggests that it is essential to preserve areas from the whole Atlantic coast. Atlantic forest distribution is quite complex and its composition cannot be adequately represented by small localized areas.
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Date Issue: 2010
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