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Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 304, Issue 1, pp 93–110 | Cite as

Synopsis of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) of West Tropical Africa, including Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and São Tomé and Príncipe

  • José M. Cardiel
  • Iris Montero Muñoz
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Abstract

This work features a critical review of the Acalypha species of the West Tropical Africa, including Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and São Tomé and Príncipe. As a result, 15 native species, and four that appear to be naturalized, are accepted, and 17 names are considered as synonyms. Comprehensive nomenclatural information is supplied, and nine lectotypes and one neotype are designated. An identification key is also provided, as well as two original illustrations.

Keywords

Acalypha Euphorbiaceae Malpighiales Typification West Tropical Africa 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We kindly thank the curators and staff of the aforementioned herbaria for facilitating the study of their specimens, especially thanks to Caroline Loup, Bruno Wallnöfer, Gill Challen, Maria Peña Chocarro, Laurent Gautier, and Robert Vogt, of the P, W, K, BM, G, and B herbaria, respectively, for their kindness and efficiency. We also thank to the anonymous reviewers, for his deep inspection of the manuscript and for the helpful comments provided.

Funding

This study was funded by Spanish Government, through the research project EUI 2008-0388, and by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) and the Regional Government (Comunidad de Madrid), through the research project CCG07-UAM/AMB-1453. This research also received support from the SYNTHESYS Project http://www.synthesys.info/ which is financed by European Community Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 “Capacities” Program.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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  1. 1.Departamento de Biología, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad Autónoma de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria de CantoblancoMadridSpain

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