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Taxonomic revision of the genus Chamaecrista (Fabaceae) in Ecuador
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Biology Education Centre.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
En taxonomisk revision av släktet Chamaecrista (Fabaceae) i Ecuador (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

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.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 21 p.
Keyword [en]
taxonomy, Fabaceae, South America, Ecuador, plant systematics
Keyword [sv]
taxonomi, Fabaceae, ärtväxter, Sydamerika, Ecuador, växtsystematik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242636OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-242636DiVA: diva2:784440
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Ecology Programme (HGO)
2014-10-27, B36, Campus Gotland, Cramérgatan 3, Visby, 13:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-03-12 Created: 2015-01-29 Last updated: 2015-03-12Bibliographically approved

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