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Paepalanthus subg. Platycaulon Mart. ex Körn. (Eriocaulaceae): Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Biogeography

Project summary:

Phylogenetic investigation of P. subg Platycaulon towards understanding its position within Paepalanthus and its disjunct distribution in South and Central America, accompanied of the taxonomic revision of the Andean species.

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Luana Jacinta Sauthier

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Current student


Flowering plants

University of São Paulo

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Tissot-Squalli, M.L. & Sauthier, L.J. (2018) Paepalanthus thomasianus, a new species of Paepalanthus subg. Platycaulon (Eriocaulaceae) from São Paulo State, Brazil. Phytotaxa 347 (2): 176–182, 2018.

Tissot-Squalli, M.L. & Sauthier, L.J. (2017) Paepalanthus altamirensis, a new species of Paepalanthus subg. Platycaulon (Eriocaulaceae) from Brazil. Phytotaxa 299 (2): 252–260.

Sauthier, L.J. & Tissot-Squalli, M.L. 2017. Fragmentos florestais em áreas urbanas: o exemplo do Bosque Mario Osório Marques. In: Tissot-Squalli, M.L (org.). Interações Ecológicas & Biodiversidade, UNIJUÍ: Ijuí, vol. 2, 189 p.

Sauthier, L.J. & Tissot-Squalli, M.L. 2015. Taxonomia: uma ciência indispensável nas áreas da saúde. 3º Congresso Internacional em Saúde: Atenção Integral à Saúde, 3: 10 p.

Referee 1:

Paulo Takeo Sano

Referee 2:

Mara Lisiane Tissot-Squalli

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Scientific merit


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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