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Project summary:

This project has as main objectives to contribute to the taxonomic knowledge of Eleocharis in the Brazilian Pampa, fundamental to reconstruct the phylogeny of the genus. Extensive fieldwork and morphological analysis of specimens of Eleocharis in the herbariums of southern Brazil and Uruguay will be carried out.

Cost: $


Clebiana de Sá Nunes

Highest degree:

Master Degree

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Nunes, C. S.; Gil, A. S. B. Trevisan, R. Eleocharis pedrovianae, a new species of Cyperaceae from Northern Brazil (Serra dos Carajás, Pará State). Phytotaxa, 265: 85-91, 2016.

Nunes, C. S.; Bastos, M. N. C.; Gil, A. S. B. Flora das cangas da Serra dos Carajás, Pará, Brasil: Cyperaceae. Rodriguésia, 67: 1329-1366, 2016.

Maciel-Silva, J.F.; Nunes, C.S.; Gil, A.S.B. The genus Eleocharis (Cyperaceae) in the restinga of Pará state, Brazil. Rodriguésia, 69: 1813-1824, 2018.

Nunes, C.S.; Silva-Filho, P.J.; Thomas, W.W.; Gil, A.S.B. Rhynchospora seccoi, a new species of Rhynchospora sect. Tenues (Cyperaceae) from Brazilian Amazon (Serra dos Carajás, Pará State). Phytotaxa (Online), 405: 91-100, 2019.

Referee 1:

André dos Santos Bragança Gil

Referee 2:

Ricardo de Souza Secco

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     Building taxonomic capacity in developing countries

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