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Rodriguésia

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Abstract

FELDHAUS JR., Adilson et al. Melastomataceae from the Babitonga Bay islands, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Rodriguésia [online]. 2020, vol.71, e02012018.  Epub Apr 17, 2020. ISSN 2175-7860.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2175-7860202071028.

This work is a taxonomic study of Melastomataceae from the islands of Babitonga Bay, northeast of Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil. The Bay has about 160 km2 in a set of 24 islands that harbourr about 75% of the total mangrove area of ​​the state of Santa Catarina. Field expeditions were made between 2004 and 2016, and herbarium collections were studied. Fifteen species wereregistered from six genera: Clidemia (2 spp.), Leandra (3 spp.), Miconia (5 spp.), Ossaea (1 sp.), Pleroma (1 sp.) and Tibouchina (3 spp.). We present an identification key, aside morphological descriptions, data on geographic distribution and phenology, as well as images of species.

Keywords : coastal environment; eudicots; isular flora; taxonomy.

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