Elias, R.B., Brito, M.R., Pimentel, C.M.M., Nogueira, E. & Borges, P.A.V. (2019) Biota from the coastal wetlands of Praia da Vitória (Terceira, Azores, Portugal): Part 4 - Vascular plants.Biodiversity Data Journal, 7, e38687. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.7.e38687 (IF2018 1,029; Q3 Biodiversity Conservation)
The data presented here come from field observations, carried out between 2014 and 2017, as part of a LIFE research project aiming to preserve and restore three coastal wetlands of Praia da Vitória (Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal) (LIFE-CWR). A total of 23 vascular plant species surveys were carried out in three sites: one for each semester in Paul da Praia da Vitória (PPV) and Paul da Pedreira do Cabo da Praia (PPCP); one for each semester (except in 2014) in Paul do Belo Jardim (PBJ). The main objectives were to determine the plant richness of the three sites and to monitor yearly variation on species composition.
A total of 107 taxa, belonging to 50 families, were observed, many of which are new records for the area, especially in PBJ and PPCP, where 78 and 92% of species records were new. A few very rare species in the Azores were recorded in these coastal wetlands, namely Lotus creticus, Bolboschoenus maritimus, Juncus maritimus and Polygonum maritimum.