Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Grassland Leguminosae of Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), campus Palmeira das Missões, RS, Brazil.

Abstract

A floristic survey of grassland species of Leguminosae from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), campus Palmeira das Missões was carried out. Weekly field collections, between October of 2010 and November of 2012, were conducted, and twenty-six species and seventeen genera were confirmed. From this twenty-two species are Papilionoideae, three species are Caesalpinioideae and one species is Mimosoideae. Among them, only four are alien species. Desmodium Desv. and Trifolium L. are the richest genera, with three species each one. Besides the species list, an analytical key for species identification is provided.