Taxonomic revision of the genus Smilax (Smilacaceae) in Central America and the Caribbean Islands

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  title={Taxonomic revision of the genus Smilax (Smilacaceae) in Central America and the Caribbean Islands},
  author={Lilian Ferrufino-Acosta},
  year={2010}
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Abstract Ferrufino-Acosta L.: Taxonomic revision of the genus Smilax (Smilacaceae) in Central America and the Caribbean Islands. — Willdenowia 40: 227–280. — Online ISSN 1868-6397; © 2010 BGBM Berlin-Dahlem. doi:10.3372/wi.40.40208 (available via http://dx.doi.org/) Smilax is a poorly understood genus, as the lack of agreement among the taxonomic treatments shows. Twenty-nine species of Smilax are recognised for Central America and the Caribbean region as the result of this study, much less… 

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