Bromeliads in the Extreme South of the Espinhaço Range, Minas Gerais, Brazil


Bromeliaceae, floristic, grasslands on rocky soils, Espinha~o Range

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Ribeiro, O., & COELHO DE PAULA, C. (2019). Bromeliads in the Extreme South of the Espinhaço Range, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Selbyana, 30(1), 107-113. Retrieved from


This work presents a floristic survey of Bromeliaceae of Serra Bico de Pedra and Serra de Itatiaia in the district of Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais. The studied area is located in the south of the Espinha~o Range. It presents a typical physiognomy of grasslands on rocky soils, quartzitic rocky outcrops, gallery forest, grasslands, swamplands, and grasslands of Velloziaceae. In the studied area, there are 12 species of Bromeliaceae distributed in six genera and three subfamilies: Tillandsioideae: Vriesea minarum L.B.Sm., V. jriburgensis var. tucumanensis (Mez) L.B.Sm., V. atropurpurea Silveira, V. oligantha (Baker) Mez, Tillandsia stricta Sol. ex Sims var. stricta, T. gardneri Lindl. T. geminiflora Brongn. var. geminiflora; Bromelioideae: Cryptanthus lavrasensis Leme, Aechmea nudicaulis var. aureorosea (Antoine) L.B.Sm., A. bromeliifolia (Rudge) Baker var. bromeliifolia, Billbergia vittata Brongn. ex Morel, and Pitcaimioideae: Dyckia bracteata (Wittm.) Mez. Presented here in this work are an artificial key, descriptions, illustrations, and ecological comments.

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