Em levantamento feito em 2013, o mestre em botânica pela USP Ricardo Cardim mapeou espécies nativas como cedro-rosa, embaúba, figueira, jeribá e pitangueira. Além destas, o terreno conta com árvores como macaúba, jambolão, abacateiro, goiabeira, jaqueira e jambeiro
As Brazil's Largest City Struggles With Drought, Residents Are Leaving
Some recent studies suggest that the lack of rain on Brazil's coasts may be linked to deforestation in the Amazon. Alexandre Uezu, an ecologist with Sao Paulo's Ecological Research Institute, explains that trees in the Amazon suck up water through their roots and produce huge "flying rivers" of water vapor that move around the continent and fall as rain. "Were it not because of flying rivers, airflows, the whole area here would be desert," he says. "So we're dependent on the humidity that…
The Botanical Garden is part of the Botanical Institute of São Paulo and is geographically inserted in Parque Estadual das Fontes do Ipiranga, known as the State Park. His area of 360 thousand square meters of rainforest is home to 380 species of trees, used for research and conservation. Besides the vegetation, it is possible to observe some animals, such as the toucan beak green, sloth, howler monkeys and rodents, which live freely in place. Check out some of the local attractions.