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MATOZINHOS, Carolina Nazareth  and  KONNO, Tatiana Ungaretti Paleo. Taxonomic diversity of Apocynaceae at Serra Negra, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Hoehnea [online]. 2011, vol.38, n.4, pp.569-596. ISSN 2236-8906.

This work aims to present a taxonomic treatment for Apocynaceae from the "Serra Negra", Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Serra Negra is located at Mantiqueira Range, between 21°57'22°S and 43°50'43°55'W, and is characterized by a mosaic of forest formations and rocky fields. Apocynaceae is a widespread family, composed by 3,700 species and 255 genera. In Serra Negra Mountains 12 genera and 24 species were identified. Keys for identification of species are presented with taxonomic descriptions, illustrations and ecological comments.

Keywords : Atlantic Forest; Biodiversity; Gentianales; Mantiqueira Range.

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