Ferns and lycophytes from a fragment of Atlantic forest in the Serra da Jiboia, Bahia, Brazil

Taís Soares Macedo, Aristóteles Góes-Neto, Fabiana Regina Nonato

Abstract


A floristic survey of ferns and lycophytes from an area of Atlantic Rain Forest in the semi-arid region is presented. The Serra da Jiboia is a small set of hills which hosts several vegetation types: caatinga at the base, wet forests on the slope and campos rupestres (rocky fields) on the top; this is one of the prioritary areas for biodiversity conservation of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Field trips to collect material were carried out monthly, between 2009 and 2010. The specimens are deposited in HUEFS. A total of 97 species, in 51 genera and 22 families, were found; Elaphoglossum iguapense, E. itatiayense e Pecluma sicca are recorded for the first time from Northeast Brazil. Identification keys to families and species, as well as comments and geographic distribution are presented.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13102/scb98

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