Floristic diversity of Nossa Senhora das Dores neighborhood in Santa Maria, RS

Natalia Teixeira Schwab, Leonita Beatriz Girardi, Mauricio Neuhaus, Fernanda Alice Antonello Londero Backes, Rogério Antônio Bellé, Janine Farias Menegaes

Abstract


Wooded areas in the urban context contribute significantly for improving quality of society’s life. Diagnosing such areas
is very important for the development of future afforestation planning of a city. Thus, the objective of this work was
to identify, by means of a quali-quantitative inventory, the plant species in Nossa Senhora das Dores neighborhood, in
Santa Maria, RS, in the period from February to April, 2010. We found 99 botanical species distributed in 47 families,
so the neighborhood can be considered as having great plant diversity. The species Lagerstroemia indica L., Tipuana
tipu (Benth.) Kuntze and Syagrus romanzoffiana (Cham.) Glassman showed higher frequency on the public roads of
the neighborhood. Many species were inadequate to the afforestation of sidewalks, such as, Ficus benjamina L., Inga
marginata Willd., Hovenia dulcis Thunb., Melia azedarach L., among others. Suitability and renewal of some species
are recommended to the Nossa Senhora das Dores neighborhood so that the dwellers can better enjoy the urban green.


Keywords


Urban forest; plant species; life quality.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.14295/rbho.v20i2.563

ISSN: 2447-536X

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