A taxonomic study of the Verbenaceae in the Serra Negra, included in the Mantiqueira Complex, located in the south of the Zona da Mata of Minas Gerais, Brazil, is presented. Four genera and five species were found: Lantana camara, L. fucata, Lippia origanoides, Stachytarpheta mexiae and Verbena rigida. The first record of the S. mexiae for the Atlantic Domain is presented. Identification keys, descriptions, illustrations, taxonomic comments, ecological and of geographic distribuition for the species are included.
Mantiqueira Range; Atlantic Forest; floristic; taxonomy