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Bryophytes from a forest remnant in the campus of the Universidade Federal de São Carlos, municipality of Sorocaba, State of São Paulo, Brazil

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/2236-8906-42/2021

Keywords:

floristic survey, liverworts, mosses, seasonal semidecidual tropical forest, transition zone

Abstract

The campus of the Universidade Federal de São Carlos, in the municipality of Sorocaba, is composed of a forest remnant characterized by vegetation of seasonal semidecidual tropical forest and cerrado. We recorded 96 species of bryophytes in the area: 56 mosses (Fissidentaceae is the richest, with 11 spp.) and 40 liverworts (Lejeuneaceae is the most representative, with 21 spp.). Eight species are endemic to Brazil and two were mentioned for the first time in the State of São Paulo (Fissidens allionii Broth. and Lejeunea subsessilis Spruce). The predominance of corticolous species and mat life form indicate a strong relationship with the microclimate conditions of the environment, as well as the availability of substrate. The simultaneous presence of species from the Atlantic Forest and the Cerrado indicates an transition zone bryoflora, at the same time that subcosmopolitan and ruderal species with wide distribution express the secondary character of the forest remnant.

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Posted

03/09/2022

How to Cite

Koga, M. L., Peralta, D. F., & Magrin, A. G. E. (2022). Bryophytes from a forest remnant in the campus of the Universidade Federal de São Carlos, municipality of Sorocaba, State of São Paulo, Brazil. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/2236-8906-42/2021

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Biological Sciences