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GRIS, Darlene; TEMPONI, Lívia Godinho and MARCON, Thaís Regina. Native species indicated for degraded area recovery in Western Paraná, Brazil. Rev. Árvore [online]. 2012, vol.36, n.1, pp. 113-125. ISSN 0100-6762. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-67622012000100013.
Colonization in the State of Paraná has culminated in the devastation of large forest areas in the entire State. Degraded area recovery programs have emphasized the utilization of native species, but often the species indicated for local reforestation areas are unknown, as those areas are little known floristically. This study aimed to survey native species indicated for reforestation of areas in the Western region of the State of Paraná, classify those species as pioneer, secondary, or climactic, and indicate places of occurrence of matrices where seeds of those species could be collected. Bibliographic surveys in the specialized literature and research in the Herbarium Museu Botânico Municipal de Curitiba (MBM) and Herbarium of Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná (UNOP) were conducted to identify potential species for degraded area recovery in the study of Western region of Paraná. In all, 115 species were selected, of which 22 are pioneer, 73 are secondary, and 20 are climactic. The bibliographic surveys suggests that pioneer species are the most indicated for the initial processes in the degraded areas recovery, while secondary and climactic species play a major role in area enrichment.
Keywords : Reforestation; Pioneer species; Secondary species and climactic species.