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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: A floristic survey of angiosperm species occurring at three landscapes of the Central Amazon várzea, Brazil
Author(s): Luize, Bruno Garcia
Venticinque, Eduardo Martins
Silva, Thiago Sanna Freire
Novo, Evlyn Márcia Leão Moraes Marcia Leão de Moraes
Keywords: Amazonian wetlands
Floristic survey
White-water floodplain forests
atlantic forest
neotropical region
Purus River wetlands
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Luize BG, Venticinque EM, Silva TSF & Novo EMLMMLdM (2015) A floristic survey of angiosperm species occurring at three landscapes of the Central Amazon várzea, Brazil. Check List, 11 (6), Art. No.: 1789.
Abstract: The Amazonian floodplains harbor highly diverse wetland forests, with angiosperms adapted to survive extreme floods and droughts. About 14% of the Amazon Basin is covered by floodplains, which are fundamental to river productivity, biogeochemical cycling and trophic flow, and have been subject to human occupation since Pre-Colombian times. The botanical knowledge about these forests is still incomplete, and current forest degradation rates are much higher than the rate of new botanical surveys. Herein we report the results of three years of botanical surveys in floodplain forests of the Central Amazon. This checklist contains 432 tree species comprising 193 genera and 57 families. The most represented families are Fabaceae, Myrtaceae, Lauraceae, Sapotaceae, Annonaceae, and Moraceae representing 53% of the identified species. This checklist also documents the occurrence of approximately 236 species that have been rarely recorded as occurring in white-water floodplain forests.
DOI Link: 10.15560/11.6.1789
Rights: Copyright retained by the authors; articles distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 license (

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