I did field work (collecting plants and habitat data) in the areas of Bauru, Rio Claro, Itirapina, São Gonçalo, Ubatuba, and in the national parks Reserva Ducke, Sempre Vivas, and Itatiaia. These plants were analyzed at the state university Rio Claro. I did herbarium work (identifiying plants) in the state universities Rio Claro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Diamantina, Rio de Janeiro, and Manaus. I did herbarium work in the Botanical Gardens of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and herbarium work in the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro. I gave lectures and presentations (about my project work, analyzed data, and publications) at the state universities of Rio Claro, Diamantina, and Manaus.