Preliminary synopsis of the genus Hebecarpa (Polygalaceae)

  title={Preliminary synopsis of the genus Hebecarpa (Polygalaceae)},
  author={J. Richard Abbott and Jos{\'e} Floriano Bar{\^e}a Pastore},
  journal={Kew Bulletin},
SummaryAs traditionally circumscribed, the genus Polygala has been shown to be non-monophyletic, and most of the necessary generic combinations have been made for the New World species. The genus Hebecarpa, though, still needs to be addressed, as only eight species have been transferred. Even though over 65 names within Polygala are referable to Hebecarpa, preliminary study indicates that more than half the names are likely not worthy of taxonomic recognition, but careful revisionary study is… 

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