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Systematics Section/ASPT

Keene, Jeremy [1], Ballard Jr, Harvey [2].

Morphological treatment of the Monopyle Benth. from Central America.

There are currently six species and one variety of Monopyle Benth. described for Central America. The largest percentage of taxa is reported from premontane to montane forests in Panama and Costa Rica from 300 - 1300 m. Monopyle puberula C.V. Morton and Monopyle maxonii C.V. Morton are the most widely distributed in this region with the other species being narrow endemics. Systematic studies towards a revision of Monopyle have revealed four distinct new species for the region that were previously lumped within Monopyle macrocarpa Benth. Morphological assessment of Monopyle macrocarpa sensu stricto confirms that this taxon, however, does not occur in Central America and is restricted to northern Peru. The newly discovered species can be distinguished by a suite of characters including petiole length, density of pubescence, and calyx shape. Ongoing molecular studies in the genus will be used to confirm the relationships of the species to other taxa in the genus and tribe.

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1 - 5588 Fullview Hts Dr, Apt A, Athens, OH, 45701, USA
2 - Ohio University, Environmental & Plant Biology, 315 Porter Hall, Athens, OH, 45701, USA

Central America.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 43
Location: Delaware C/Hyatt
Date: Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
Time: 8:30 AM
Number: 43003
Abstract ID:851

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