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, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 66–81 | Cite as

A revision of Celtis subg. Mertensia (Ulmaceae)

  • C. C. Berg
  • S. V. Dahlberg
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Abstract

A revision of the neotropical subgenusMertensia of the ulmaceous genusCeltis is presented. This group is a clear-cut entity characterized by the presence of thorns and/or domatia, as well subspecies and varieties have been recognized. In the present treatment the number of species is reduced to six, including a new and thornless species,C. loxensis. Descriptions of the subgenus and species, a key to species, a list of synonyms, and distribution data are presented.

Key words

Celtis subg.Mertensia Neotropics taxonomic revision Ulmaceae 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. C. Berg
    • 1
  • S. V. Dahlberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Norwegian Arboretum/Botanical InstituteUniversity of BergenHjellestadNorway

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