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Preliminary studies reveal richness of carnivorous plants in an underexplored area of northeastern Brazil

Caio Vinicius da Silva

Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 42(4):130-136
Published December 2013

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Abstract

Brazil is home to several carnivorous plant genera, including Drosera, Genlisea, Utricularia, Heliamphora, Philcoxia, Catopsis, and Brocchinia. It is only second to Australia (c. 188 species) (Bourke & Nunn 2012; Darnowski et al. 2006; Schlauer 2013) in total number of carnivorous plant species, with approximately 125 (Forzza et al. 2010; Schlauer 2013).

The majority of carnivorous plant species in Brazil are found in campo rupestre vegetation, mostly along the Cadeia do Espinhaço highlands of Minas Gerais and Bahia states, as well as in savanna areas of central Brazil. Another habitat that is rich in carnivorous plant species is found along coastal areas and is known as restingas (Rivadavia 2002), which occur all along the c. 8500 km of coastal Brazil.

Keywords: Brazil, Utricularia, Genlisea, Drosera

Article Citation

Caio Vinicius da Silva. 2013. Preliminary studies reveal richness of carnivorous plants in an underexplored area of northeastern Brazil. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 42(4):130-136.

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