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Morphological phylogenetics of Puya subgenus Puya (Bromeliaceae)
Puya, a large genus mostly from South America, has been taxonomically divided into two subgenera: Puyopsis and Puya. The latter includes only eight species distributed mainly in Chile, extending toExpand
Morphology, nectar characteristics and avian pollinators in five Andean Puya species (Bromeliaceae)
Five Andean Puya species (Puya alpestris, Puya chilensis, Puya coerulea, Puya raimondii and Puya venusta) were studied to determine the relationship between their avian visitors, and plant morphologyExpand
Morphological variation in Puya (Bromeliaceae): an allometric study
A group of representative species of the genus Puya was studied to determine if there are allometric relationships between vegetative and floral parts, whether these relationships correlate withExpand
Bromeliads: Traditional Plant Food in Latin America Since Prehispanic Times
Bromeliads are monocots that have been consumed by natives in Latin America since pre-Hispanic times. The principal ways bromeliads are used as food sources include the whole fruit or another part ofExpand
Xylose in the nectar of Puya raimondii (Bromeliaceae), the Queen of the Puna
1. Subject and sourcePuya raimo ndii Harm s is the largest bromel iad in the world, reachin g up to 12 m in height (F oste r,1950; Hornung-Leoni and Sosa, 2005 ). It gro ws at high altitudes in theExpand
Genetic variation in the emblematic Puya raimondii (Bromeliaceae) from Huascarán National Park, Peru
Puya raimondii, the giant Peruvian and Bolivian terrestrial bromeliad, is an emblematic endemic Andean species well represented in Huascaran National Park in Peru. This park is the largest reserve ofExpand
A new species of Hechtia (Bromeliaceae: Hechtioideae) from Hidalgo (Mexico)
We propose that two populations previously referred to  Hechtia epigyna , from the Mexican state of Hidalgo, represent a new species. Plants from the Hidalgo populations share the inferior ovary withExpand
Arthropods Associated with Tillandsia deppeana (Bromeliaceae) from Hidalgo State, México, with Three First State Records of Coleoptera Species1
ABSTRACT: Communities of both transient and resident organisms, interacting in different ways, occur inside tanks (rosettes) of bromeliads. Abundance and composition of the communities differExpand
Phylogenetic relationships of Hechtia (Hechtioideae; Bromeliaceae)
This is the first phylogenetic analysis of the Megamexican Bromeliaceae genus Hechtia and includes 82.6 % of the known taxa. We used plastid ( ycf1 , rpl32-trnL intergenic spacer), and nuclear (PRK)Expand
DNA barcoding and TLC as tools to properly identify natural populations of the Mexican medicinal species Galphimia glauca Cav
Galphimia glauca is a plant that is endemic to Mexico and has been commonly used since pre-Hispanic times to treat various illnesses, including central nervous system disorders and inflammation. TheExpand