Bromeliaceae

Genetic diversity of Vriesea cacuminis (Bromeliaceae): an endangered and endemic Brazilian species

P. C. C. Ribeiro, Pinheiro, L. C., Domingues, R., Forzza, R. C., Machado, M. A., and Viccini, L. F., Genetic diversity of Vriesea cacuminis (Bromeliaceae): an endangered and endemic Brazilian species, vol. 12, pp. 1934-1943, 2013.

Data about the genetic structure can help to understand the evolutionary process of natural populations as well as to drive strategies of conservation. Vriesea cacuminis, an endemic Brazilian Bromeliad, has been found in 2 areas of Minas Gerais State. One is a legal preservation unit (Ibitipoca State Park) and the other an unprotected area (Serra Negra). The 2 areas belong to the Mantiqueira Mountain Range Complex; both are characterized by steep relief with high altitudes and by heterogenic vegetation formed by a mosaic of rocky fields and forest fragments.

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