A revision of Desmoncus (Arecaceae)
A taxonomic revision of the Neotropical palm genus Desmoncus based on morphological data and morphometric methods was carried out, leading to recognition of 9 subspecies in two of the species, giving a total of 31 taxa.
Colonial botany and the shifting identity of Balanostreblus ilicifolius Kurz (Moraceae)
The protologue of Balanostreblus ilicifolius Kurz included the citation of specimens from Bangladesh and Myanmar of a plant now called Taxotrophis ilicifolia (Kurz) S.Vidal. However, the description…
Geopolitics of bitterness: deciphering the history and cultural biogeography of Quassia amara L.
- Environmental ScienceJournal of ethnopharmacology
Herbal bathing: an analysis of variation in plant use among Saramaccan and Aucan Maroons in Suriname
- PsychologyJournal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
Plant use in bathing was strongly influenced by study site and then by ethnicity, but less by bath type, and a large variation in plant ingredients among the Saramaccan and Aucan Maroons and little similarity between SaramAccans and AUCans, even for the same type of baths.
Syrrhopodon spuriodisciformis Dusén (Calymperaceae) as a distinct species, with taxonomic notes on Syrrhopodon africanus (Mitt.) Paris and related taxa
- Biology, Environmental Science
Syrrhopodon spuriodisciformis Dusén is removed from synonymy with Syrrhopodon africanus (Mitt.) Paris and reinstated as a distinct species, and the status of SyRRhopodon obuduensis Egunyomi & Olar is discussed.
The use of Amerindian charm plants in the Guianas
- Environmental ScienceJournal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
The data suggest that similarity in charm species is associated with geographical proximity and not cultural relatedness, and should therefore deserve more scientific and societal attention, especially because there are indications that traditional knowledge is disappearing.
A rich fossil record yields calibrated phylogeny for Acanthaceae (Lamiales) and evidence for marked biases in timing and directionality of intercontinental disjunctions.
- Environmental Science, GeographySystematic biology
This is the first study to reconstruct divergence times among clades of Acanthaceae and sets the stage for comparative evolutionary research in this and related families that have until now been thought to have extremely poor fossil resources.
Bryophyte flora in upland forests at different successional stages and in the various strata of host trees in northeastern Pará, Brazil 1
- Environmental Science
It is found that the bryoflora was relatively rich, comprising 31% of the species recorded for the state of Para, and the importance of studies focusing on bryophytes in secondary forests and in the upper strata of host trees in primary forests is shown.
Subterranean Morphology and Mycorrhizal Structures
- Environmental Science
This chapter focuses on the structural diversity of the underground organs of mycoheterotrophic plants and the complex mycorrhizal colonization patterns observed using a variety of microscopic methods.