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Project summary:

This project aims to undertake the first evolutionary study of Eugenia L. (Myrtaceae) fruits including morphological and chemical traits. The project employs a multidisciplinary approach to take the first step in promoting potential use of unknown native and neglected Brazilian fruits as food sources.

Cost: $


Karinne Sampaio Valdemarin

Highest degree:

Master in science

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Valdemarin, K.S.; Giaretta, A., Sobral, M.; Souza, V.C.; Mazine, F.F. (2019) Two new species of Eugenia (Myrtaceae, Myrteae) with fused calyx from the Atlantic coastal forest, Brazil. Phytotaxa 403: 99–110.

Valdemarin, K.S.; Mazine, F.F.; Souza, V.C. (2019) Eugenia ochracea (Myrtaceae, Myrteae), a new species from Atlantic forest of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Brittonia 71: 318–324.

B F G - The Brazil Flora Group; Valdemarin, K. S. (2018) Brazilian Flora 2020: Innovation and collaboration to meet Target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC). Rodriguesia 69: 1513–1527.

Valdemarin, K.S.; Mazine, F.F. (2019) Pimenta in Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Available in: <>.

Referee 1:

Eve Lucas

Referee 2:

Vinicius Castro Souza

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

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