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Study of the challenging Margyricarpus pinnatus (Rosaceae: Sanguisorbeae) complex

Project summary:

Margyricarpus pinnatus is a species complex distributed throgouth South America. During field trips in southern Brazil, we found several different morphologies on these plants, but the characteristics in literature are unuseful to distinguish them. The aim is to determine the type species, and them split the other as new species.

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Luís Adriano Funez

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Flowering plants

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Funez, L.A., Ribeiro-Nardes, W., Kossmann, T., Peroni, N. & Dreschsler-Santos, E.R. (2019) Prosopanche demogorgoni: A new species of Prosopanche (Aristolochiaceae: Hydnoroideae) from southern Brazil. Phytotaxa 422 (1): 93–100.

Funez, L.A. & Hassemer, G. (2018) Novelties in the genus Persicaria (Polygonaceae) in Brazil: a new species, a new combination, and a diagnostic key to all species. Nordic Journal of Botany 36 (1-2): e01631

Funez, L.A. & Hassemer, G. (2017) Phyllanthus eremitus (Phyllanthaceae), a narrowly endemic new species from Santa Catarina, southern Brazil, and lectotypification and range extension of P. hyssopifolioides. Phytotaxa 319 (2): 149–158.

Funez, L.A., Hassemer, G. & Trevisan, R. (2016) Rediscovery, typification, and conservation assessment of Saranthe ustulata (Marantaceae). Phytotaxa 255 (1): 91–98.

Referee 1:

André Luis de Gasper

Referee 2:

Gustavo Hassemer

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     Building taxonomic capacity in developing countries

2.  Contribution to the generation of novel systematic data

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