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Rescue of Flora

Date started: 2001 

After land clearing to start the mining of bauxite, a team travels throughout the area collecting epiphytes, hemiepiphytes and rare species, identifying the species of the tree which they are attached to. The overall objective of the program is to promote the genetic conservation of a significant portion of the flora of the plateaus where mining activities are developed.

The specimens collected are brought to our garden, where they are sorted and grown.

The project began in 2001, and a germplasm bank of about 60 species of Orchidaceae and 15 species of Bromeliaceae and Araceae families was maintained until 2008 in the area of the Botanical Garden.

The findings are encouraging. So far, over 77,457 epiphytes of 193 species, out of which 130 were orchids, 23 were bromeliads and 40 were araceas. The next stage of work will reintroduce them in the replanted forests, taking into consideration the tree species from which they were removed.

The work is in partnership with STCP Engenharia.

Species from Flona Saracá-Taquera

- Espécies encontradas na Flona Saracá-Taquera

Espécies encontradas na Flona Saracá-Taquera
Claros sinais de recuperação

- Espécies encontradas na Flona Saracá-Taquera

Espécies encontradas na Flona Saracá-Taquera
Espécies encontradas na Flona Saracá-Taquera
Espécies encontradas na Flona Saracá-Taquera
Espécies encontradas na Flona Saracá-Taquera
Espécies encontradas na Flona Saracá-Taquera
Espécies encontradas na Flona Saracá-Taquera

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