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ARAUJO, Fernanda Sguizzatto de et al. Structure of the shrub and tree vegetation colonizing an area degraded by kaolin mining, in Brás Pires, MG, Brazil. Rev. Árvore [online]. 2006, vol.30, n.1, pp.107-116. ISSN 0100-6762.

The objective of this work was to study the phytosociological structure of a shrub and tree vegetation colonizing an area degraded by kaolin mining in Brás Pires, SE, Brazil, in order to select and indicate more adapted species for restoration of similar degraded areas. The phytosociological sampling used 50 grid with 10x10m plots each totalizing 0.5ha. The survey included all individuals with breast high > 10cm circumference. A total of 1010 sampled individuals belonged to 47 species distributed into 39 genera and 23 families. The highest VI values were obtained for Piptadenia gonoacantha, Luehea grandiflora, Anadenanthera peregrina, Cecropia glaziovii, Cecropia hololeuca e Xylopia brasiliensis. The analysis of trunk diameter distribution showed that the community was in a stage of full regeneration with individuals distributed over all diameter classes.

Keywords : Phytosociology; restoration of degraded areas; mining; natural regeneration.

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