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Title: Sectional rearrangement of arborescent clades of Croton (Euphorbiaceae) in South America: Evolution of arillate seeds and a new species, Croton domatifer

Source: Taxon 59 (4) August 2010, pp. 1147-1160; 2010

Author(s)Riina, Ricarda; Ee, Benjamin van; Wiedenhoeft, Alex C.; Cardozo, Alfonso; Berry, Paul E.

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4714-1A

Abstract: Most of the arborescent Croton species in the New World were treated by Webster as belonging either to C. sect. Cyclostigma Griseb. or C. sect. Luntia (Neck. ex Raf.) G.L. Webster. The circumscription of C. sect. Cyclostigma has been treated recently. In this paper we focus on C. sect. Luntia, which was subdivided by Webster into two subsections, C. subsect. Matourenses and subsect. Cuneati.

Keywords: Croton; molecular genetics; tree anatomy; tree morphology; Euphorbiaceae; tree identification; tree classification; tropical trees; phylogeny; wood anatomy; nucleotide sequence; Venezuela; seed dispersal; tropical woods; Croton domatifer; taxonomy; genetic analysis; arillate seeds; wood anatomy; molecular phylogeny; leaf domatia

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 2,412 kb(s)

Date posted: 01/10/2011

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RITS Product ID: 36104
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Wiedenhoeft, Alex C.
Research Botanist

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