Verbenaceae in the Serra Negra, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Pedro Henrique Cardoso Andressa Cabral Vanessa Imaculada dos Reis Valério Fátima Regina Gonçalves Salimena About the authors

Abstract

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.

Key words:
Mantiqueira Range; Atlantic Forest; floristic; taxonomy

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