Accessibility / Report Error

Contributions to the fern flora of Serra dos Carajás, Pará, Brazil


This study addresses the families Athyriaceae, Lomariopsidaceae, Metaxyaceae and Saccolomataceae (Polypodiopsida) recorded in the rainforest surrounding “canga” formations of the Serra dos Carajás, Pará state, with descriptions, images, geographical distribution and comments. In the study area were recorded eight species distributed in five genera.

Key words:
Amazonia; flora; wet forest; leptosporangiate ferns; taxonomy

Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro Rua Pacheco Leão, 915 - Jardim Botânico, 22460-030 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil, Tel.: (55 21)3204-2148, Fax: (55 21) 3204-2071 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil