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Taxonomy and evolutionary relationships between the species of Palicourea s.l. (Rubiaceae) in the Atlantic Forest

Project summary:

The lack of taxonomic and systematic knowledge of Palicourea genus in the eastern Brazil makes this one of the genus is touted as one of the most unknown groups of plants in Brazil. Thus, understanding the taxonomy and systematics of the group is the first step towards to know of the distribution and diversification of the species of this large genus in the eastern Brazil.

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Filipe Torres Leite

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Flowering plants

State University of Campinas

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

TORRES-LEITE, F.; CAVATTE, P. C. ; GARBIN, M. L. ; HOLLUNDER, R. K. ; FERREIRA-SANTOS, K. ; CAPETINE, T. B. ; SOARES, B. S. ; CARRIJO, T. T. . Surviving in the shadows: Light responses of co-occurring Rubiaceae species within a tropical forest understory. FLORA, v. 261, p. 151487, 2019.

TORRES-LEITE, F.; BRUNIERA, C. P. ; ZAPPI, D. C. ; CARRIJO, T. T. . True axillary inflorescences in Rudgea (Palicoureeae, Rubiaceae), a newly reported characteristic of two new Brazilian species, R. quisquiliae and R. axilliflora. Phytotaxa, v. 272, p. 191-200, 2016.

TORRES-LEITE, F.; HOLLUNDER, R. K. ; GARBIN, M. L. ; CARRIJO, T. T. . Florística de Rubiaceae em um remanescente de Floresta Atlântica do Espírito Santo, Brasil. Rodriguesia, v. 69, p. 561-576, 2018.

TORRES-LEITE, F.; BRUNIERA, C. P. ; ZAPPI, D. C. ; CARRIJO, T. T. . A new species of Rudgea (Palicoureeae, Rubiaceae) from Espírito Santo state, Brazil. Phytotaxa, v. 379, p. 180, 2018.

Referee 1:

Carla Poleselli Bruniera

Referee 2:

Tatiana Tavares Carrijo

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1.  Contribution to novel methods for research in systematics and taxonomy and/or
     Building taxonomic capacity in developing countries

2.  Contribution to the generation of novel systematic data

3.  Quality and significance of questions being addressed

4.  Adequacy of methods for testing hypotheses (data collection/analysis/use of different tools)

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8.  Potential of the proposed project to generate an impactful publication

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