AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

Taxonomic revision of the genus Chamaecrista (Fabaceae) in Ecuador; En taxonomisk revision av släktet Chamaecrista (Fabaceae) i Ecuador

by Marcus Lewin

Institution: Uppsala University
Year: 2015
Keywords: taxonomy; Fabaceae; South America; Ecuador; plant systematics; taxonomi; Fabaceae; ärtväxter; Sydamerika; Ecuador; växtsystematik; Natural Sciences; Biological Sciences; Botany; Naturvetenskap; Biologiska vetenskaper; Botanik; Ecology Programme (HGO); Ekologiprogrammet, 180 hp (HGO)
Record ID: 1374599
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A revision of the genus Chamaecrista (Leguminosae) in Ecuador is presented. The work is based on morphometric studies of herbarium material and information from the literature and the Internet. The purpose of the study was to get a better knowledge of the distribution, taxonomic status and conservation of Chamaecrista in Ecuador. The study recognizes in all six species and several varieties, viz. Ch. nictitans with var. jaliscensis , var. disandea , var. pilosa , var. paraguariensis and var. glabrata , Ch. glandulosa with var. flavicoma and var. andicola , Ch. absus and Ch. rotundifolia . Keys, descriptions and illustrations are provided for all taxa.