Serra Da Mantiqueira

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Mantiqueira, Serra Da


a mountain massif in Brazil, located west of Rio de Janeiro in the Brazilian Highlands. Composed of crystalline and metamorphic rocks, the Serra da Man-tiqueira rises to an elevation of 2,787 m at Mount Itatiaia (Mount Agulhas Negras), falls steeply in the southeast to the wide valley of the Paraiba River basin. The western slopes are more gentle and deeply dissected. Tropical rain forests grow on the slopes.

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rosifolius) which is a native species of the Mantiqueira mountains in Brazil (CAMPAGNOLO & PIO, 2012c).
Treatments tested corresponded to eleven different blackberry cultivars: 'Arapaho', 'Xavante', 'Brazos', 'Tupy' 'Comanche', 'Choctaw', 'Guarani', 'Caingangue', 'Cherokee', 'Chicasaw' and 'Clone'; and one redberry, a species native to the Mantiqueira mountains in Brazil.
Recent example in Brazil is the growing of raspberries on the Mantiqueira Mountains in Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais States, which showed a marked growth in the latest years, before the high value aggregated to its fruits (SOUZA et al.
Around 500 grams of fruits of the cultivars above reported were collected at the physiological maturity point in two different places, one being a commercial orchard situated on the Mantiqueira Mountains (Campos do Jordao town, Sao Paulo State, 1,628 meters of elevation, Cwa climate, mesothermal with dry winter, commonly named tropical de altitude (Cwb), according to Koppen classification) and another in Alto do Rio Grande (Lavras town, Minas Gerais State, 918 meters elevation, Cwb climate, with dry winter and summer temperate).
Fruits produced on the Mantiqueira Mountains presented greater length, diameter and mass with the exception of 'Autumn Bliss' which showed better results when were produced in Alto do Rio Grande.
The cultivation of 'Autumn Bliss' and 'Batum' on the Mantiqueira Mountains promoted a significant increase of the red pigmentation.
In Alto do Rio Grande, 'Golden Bliss' and 'Heritage' obtained higher contents while on the Mantiqueira Mountains the highlight was for 'Golden Bliss' and 'Autumn Bliss'.
On the Mantiqueira Mountains, the greatest values of TSSs were observed for cultivar Golden Bliss with 13.
On the Mantiqueira Mountains, 'Polana', 'Heritage' and 'Golden Bliss' presented the highest contents, on the average, 8.
As to moisture, there was only difference among the cultivation places for cultivars Batum, Polana and for black raspberry, which presented increased water content when the fruits were grown on the Mantiqueira Mountains.
In 1703, he cleared the virgin forests of the Mantiqueira Mountains, opening a road to Minas Gerais for the transportation of gold.