Kew's projects in Brazil
Kew's work in Brazil is helping to understand and protect the diversity of plant life in the region and assist communities to use native plants sustainably.
20 Sep 2009
Expedition team surveying vegetation at the Cristalino State Park (Image: William Milliken, RBG Kew).
Kew’s conservation projects, such as Programa Flora Cristalino at the southern limit of the Amazon Forest, in the state of Mato Grosso, and the Toucan Cipó Project in the eastern Brazilian highlands (known as ‘campos rupestres’), have a common objective of promoting conservation through local capacity building in vegetation survey and floristic inventories.
Continued work in Northeastern Brazil through the Plantas do Nordeste programme has led to collaboration in a project studying sustainable use of fuelwood in the caatinga vegetation.
In Eastern Brazil, Kew has been collaborating with plant research on the legume family (Leguminosae), coffee family (Rubiaceae), daisy family (Asteraceae/Compositae), eucalyptus family (Myrtaceae), cactus family (Cactaceae) and others, producing numerous articles and taxonomic revisions.
Kew is also providing specialist support for major Brazilian initiatives documenting the country's rich flora and highlight conservation priorities, including the Checklist of the Brazilian Flora.
- Kew News - Rediscovery of Lychnophora humillima
- Kew News - New species discovered in Mato Grosso, Brazil
- Kew News - New species of Encholirium discovered in Minas Gerais
Scientific Research & Data
- Tropical America Research at Kew
- Cacti of Eastern Brazil
- Compositae of Brazil
- Repatriation of Northeast Brazilian Legumes
- Rubiaceae of Brazil
- Stachytarpheta (Verbenaceae) in Brazil
- Myrciinae (Myrtaceae) Genera for Flora Neotropica and Flora of the Guianas
- Sustainable Management of Fuelwood Trees in the Caatinga of Northeast Brazil
- Plant Information for Northeast Brazil
- Promoting Sustainable Plant Use in Northeast Brazil
- Repatriation of Herbarium Data for Northeastern Brazil
- Biogeography and Conservation of Myrciinae (Myrtaceae)
- Vegetation Management for Conservation in Brazil
- Molecular Population Genetics of Four Closely Related Alcantarea Species (Bromeliaceae) Adapted to ‘Inselbergs’ in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil
- Morphometrics and Phylogeography of Anthurium and Monstera (Araceae) in Northeast Brazil
- Phylogeny of Subtribe Myrciinae (Myrtaceae)
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