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The tribes Barnadesieae and Mutisieae (Asteraceae) in São Paulo State - Brazil

Grant number: 09/51706-5
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: August 01, 2009 - August 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Plant Taxonomy
Principal Investigator:João Semir
Grantee:João Semir
Home Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Brazil is one of the most important center of diversity of Asteraceae, which is the most diverse group of Eudicot Angiosperms. Several taxa have a restricted geographic distribution, such as Barnadesieae and Mutisieae species, which are distributed in several vegetations of São Paulo State, especially in Atlantic Rain Forest and Cerrado. This project aims to recognize, differentiate and characterize the Barnadesieae and Mutisieae species sensu Bremer (1994), that occur in São Paulo, currently estimated in 13 genera an 56 species. We intend to provide descriptions, identification keys, illustrations, comments on geographical distribution, phenology and taxonomy comments of the taxa studied. This study will update the taxonomical and biogeographical informations, as well as help to recognize problematical taxa, which are poorly studied. This taxonomical study is part of Flora Fanerogâmica do estado de São Paulo, which has published five volumes with monographs of about 130 families and taxonomical treatment for nearly 600 genera and 2.370 species. The Asteraceae family will be presented in one volume, in which some monographs are already done and others are in process of acomplishment. (AU)