STRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION OF A SEMIDECIDUOUS FOREST FRAGMENT IN IBITURUNA COUNTY, MG

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Vagner Fernandes da Silva Nelson Venturin Ary Teixeira de Oliveira-Filho Renato Luiz Grisi de Macedo Warley Augusto Caldas Carvalho Eduardo Van Den Berg

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A survey describing the physiognomic structure and the species composition and diversity of the tree community was carried out in a fragment of tropical semideciduous forest. The forest fragment, with an area of 57ha, is situated at 21°09’S of latitude and 44°50’W of longitude, in Ibituruna county, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The surveys were carried out in two sectors of the fragment, Slope and Valley, where 26 (20×20m) plots were located. All trees with diameter at breast height (dbh) ≥ 5 cm were identified and measured (diameter and height). The survey registered 1008 tree, distributed in 191 species, 128 genera and 54 families; 20 species were added to this total and registered during incursions outside the plots. The Fabaceae (Leguminosae) family stood out for its richness of species (30) and genera (18), representing 15,7% of the total species registered. In second place, the Myrtaceae family presented 20 species and 9 genera, followed by the Lauraceae family, with 17 species and 7 genera. Other families that contributed with an expressive number of species were: Meliaceae, with 11; Euphorbiaceae, with 8; Malvaceae and Rubiaceae, both with 7 species. This floristic profile may be considered typical of the semideciduous forests of the region.

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SILVA, Vagner Fernandes da et al. STRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION OF A SEMIDECIDUOUS FOREST FRAGMENT IN IBITURUNA COUNTY, MG. CERNE, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 092-106, oct. 2015. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/612>. Date accessed: 17 sep. 2019.
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tree community structure, tree community composition, semideciduous forest, Brazil
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