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NAVES, Rafaela Pereira  and  BERG, Eduardo van den. Characterization of a semideciduous forest in Varginha, MG. And comparison with remaining forest fragments in the region. CERNE [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.3, pp.361-370. ISSN 0104-7760.

A floristic and phytossociological survey was made at the biggest area of continue forest at Parque Florestal Municipal São Francisco de Assis, in Varginha county, south of Minas Gerais state. The area has 10 ha and possesses a water stream. It was sampled 25 plots of 20m x 20m and recorded all the individuals with diameter at breast height (DBH) equal to or larger than 5 cm. The phytossociological survey recorded 1568 individuals, and basal area of 23.65 m2 .ha-1 distributed in 103 species, 72 genera and 42 families. The floristic survey recorded 111 species, 77 genera and 43families. The families with bigger number of species were: Myrtaceae, Fabaceae and Melastomataceae and the most important species were Casearia arborea, Copaifera langsdorffii, Tachigali rugosa and Myrcia splendens. The obtained results are in accordance wih the expected ones for the semideciduous seasonal forests of the region.

Keywords : Structure; diversity; tree community.

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