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Actinocephalus sp.


Actinocephalus is a genus of plants in the Eriocaulaceae, first described in 2004. The entire genus is endemic to Brazil.


Brazilian campo rupestre, Serra do Cipó National Park, Minas Gerais, Brazil.


Campos rupestres, species-rich tropical grasslands, are harsh ecosystems established on quartzite-derived soils occurring in altitude between 800m and 2,000m, and covering around 130,000km2 in Brazil. The campos rupestres are constituted of a very heterogeneous mosaic of stony and sandy grasslands, bogs situated along streams, and scattered rocky outcrops that harbour sclerophyllous evergreen shrubs and sub-shrubs

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Congrats AJ Arruda!

Benno Ibold
Benno Ibold 4 years ago

Awesome picture

AJ Arruda
AJ Arruda 4 years ago

How wonderful, thanks @LisaPowers! ; )
Thank you all for the congratulations! Merits to the amazing biodiversity of Brazilian rock fields in the "Espinhaço" mountain range.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 4 years ago


armadeus.4 4 years ago


Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 4 years ago

Congrats Arruda!! Great Find!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 4 years ago

Congratulations. .

LisaPowers 4 years ago

Congratulations AJ Arruda! This amazing plant has been featured as our Spot of the Day!

AJ Arruda
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AJ Arruda

MG, Brazil

Spotted on Jun 8, 2016
Submitted on Jun 8, 2016

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