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, 70:48 | Cite as

A revision of the genus Myroxylon (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae)

  • Ângela Lúcia Bagnatori Sartori
  • Gwilym P. Lewis
  • Vidal de Freitas Mansano
  • Ana Maria Goulart de Azevedo Tozzi
Article

Summary

Myroxylon, an exclusively neotropical legume genus, is taxonomically revised to include two species. Seven lectotypes, one neotype and three synonyms are designated. M. peruiferum and M. balsamum can be differentiated by pellucid dots and streaks in leaflets, adaxial surface dull or shiny, shapes of calyx lobes and standard, size of flowers and the standard petal blade and seed surface. A key to the two species is presented, together with species descriptions, illustrations and comments on the geographical distribution and ecology of each.

Key Words

Amburaneae clade Fabaceae Neotropics Sophoreae taxonomy 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank the directors and curators of Herbaria that loaned specimens or allowed access to collections. We also thank Renee Fortunato, André M. de Carvalho (in memoriam), and Renato de Jesus for assistance during botanical collecting expeditions in Mexico (Renee) and Brazil. Lavinia M. Joly is thanked for the two illustrations. The work was supported by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) for the doctoral and post doctoral fellowship to ALBS.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ângela Lúcia Bagnatori Sartori
    • 1
  • Gwilym P. Lewis
    • 2
  • Vidal de Freitas Mansano
    • 3
  • Ana Maria Goulart de Azevedo Tozzi
    • 4
  1. 1.Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Laboratório de BotânicaUniversidade Federal do Mato Grosso do SulCampo GrandeBrazil
  2. 2.Royal Botanic GardensRichmondUK
  3. 3.Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, DIPEQRio de JaneiroBrazil
  4. 4.Departamento de BiologiaUniversidade Estadual de Campinas, Instituto de BiologiaCampinasBrazil

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