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Acta Botanica Brasilica

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FELFILI, Jeanini Maria et al. Comparative analysis of floristics and plant sociology in the "cerrado" arboreal vegetacion sensu stricto in the Chapada Pratinha, DF-Brazil. Acta Bot. Bras. [online]. 1992, vol.6, n.2, pp.27-46. ISSN 0102-3306.

Six sites were surveyed at Chapada Pratinha in Brazil (15-20º S e 46-49º W). Three of them were localized in conservation units in the Federal District and the others were in Silvania-GO, Paracatu-MG e Patroci'nio-MG. Ten plots of 1000 m2 (20x50m) were sampled in each site. The minimum diameter for measurement of the woody plants was 5 cm at 0.30 m from the ground level. Floristic composition, importance value index and Shannon's diversity index were analyzed for each area. Sørense's and Morisita's similarity indices were used to compare the six sites. There were 139 species belonging to 42 families. Of these, only 22 species were common to all areas. Only Leguminosae and Vochysiaceac had high importance values for all areas. The number of trees/ha ranged from 664 to 1396. Shannon's diversity index ranged from 3.11 to 3.56. Similarities were high for Sørense's index but low when Paracatu and Patroci'nio were compared to the other areas using Morisita's index. The existing conservation units do not include all structural and floristic diversity of the region, and therefore, the creation of new units in the last two areas is suggested.

Keywords : floristics; phytosociology; trees; cerrado; Brazil.

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