Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Angiosperm trees and shrubs on the campus of the São Paulo State University Júlio de Mesquita, Rio Claro (SP), Brazil.

Abstract

A floristic survey of Angiosperm species growing on the campus at the Universidade Estadual Júlio de Mesquita Filho, conducted on fortnightly walks between December 2006 and September 2008 over the whole area of the campus, found 198 native and exotic species, belonging to 50 families. The identification of the species was carried out at the time of collection or by consulting specialized literature. Two of the species, Caesalpinia echinata and Dalbergia nigra, are included in the List of Species of Flora Threatened with Extinction, classified as in danger and vulnerable, respectively. This listing of flora can be used as teaching material for botanical studies and the practice of environmental education activities. When compared with other campus surveys, it can be seen that the Universidade Estadual Júlio de Mesquita Filho has the most species, even when compared with surveys that included gymnosperms and palms and other life forms not classified as trees or shrubs, which were not included in this survey.