Cadeia do Espinhaço

Chapter 12

Chapada Diamantina

Subchapter 12

Mucugê

Mucugê

13° 00' 18" S - 41° 22' 15" O

Área 2.482,204 km² [2]

População 9.957 hab. IBGE/2017

460 kms from Salvador, Bahia

I first visited Mucugê in 2003. It was love at first sight!

Mucugê is a precious gem incrusted in the mountains of the Chapada Diamantina at an altitude of 1.000 metres with an amazing landscape and energizing climate. The exuberant flora is highly endemic and adaptive: orchids, cactus and bromeliads thrive and harmonically share the same space. A feast for the eye!

During the 19th century Mucugê was an important gold and diamond exploration center. The town´s historic architecture is well preserved and the municipality has two economic activities: tourism and agribusiness with highly mechanized farms.

The Cemetery of Santa Isabel or "Byzantine cemetery" is the main attraction.

"Implanted in the rocky slope of the Serra do Sincorá, the cemetery began to be built in 1854, during an epidemic that devastated the town, and is distinguished by the set of mausoleums reproducing facades of churches and chapels." (Wikipedia)

Mucugê Municipal Park

The city is home to the Mucugê Municipal Park (Projeto Sempre Viva) with its area of 270 hectares. The park has several activities, such as:

When exploring the Projeto Sempre Viva I found a small and beautiful bromeliad on the the rocky faces ot the Tiburtino river. I immediately sent photos of the plant to Derek Butcher and other folks but none could identify it. Three years later - that is in 2006 - a group of taxonomists visited the habitat and soon described the bromeliad as Orthophytum mucugense (now Sincoraea mucugensis).

"Orthophytum mucugense, Orthophytum navioides and Orthophytum humile stand out in the group of species with sessile inflorescences, with small rosettes, narrow leaves, reaching ca 4mm wide, and the presence of stolons. Of the three species, Orthophytum navioides stands out with the very long stolons and larger leaves, reaching 24cm long, while Orthophytum mucugense has triangular-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate blades, reaching to 5cm long. Orthophytum humile has linear blades, with about 6cm long densely covered with adpressed scales, in comparison with Orthophytum mucugense and Orthophytum navioides, whose leaves are glabrescent and sparsely lepidote.

In spite of forming dense populations and occurring in a Conservation park, Orthophytum mucugense can be categorized as vulnerable by being known in only one place. Attention needs to be paid to new collection expeditions in different places seeking a better knowledge of its geographical distribution."

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Oscar - Rio, Dec. 2018

More information:

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mucugê

Lista de bens tombados pelo IPHAN

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lista_de_bens_tombados_pelo_IPHAN#Bahia

http://portal.iphan.gov.br/pagina/detalhes/126

Projeto sempre Viva

http://guiamucuge.com.br/chapada-diamantina/mucuge/projeto-sempre-viva/

https://blogdestinoes.com.br/projeto-sempre-viva/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Projeto-Sempre-ViVa-Mucuge-Chapada/221689641248156

Midsummer- Saint John's Day

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festa_junina

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midsummer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midsummer#Brazil

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantine_Empire

MUCUGÊ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y2WaJyrieY

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https://www.google.com.br/maps/place/Mucugê


Photos by Oscar Ribeiro

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