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Systematics, biogeography and anatomy of Oocephalus (Hyptidinae, Lamiaceae)

Project summary:

The Hyptidinae subtribe, Ocimeae tribe and subfamily Nepetoideae (Lamiaceae), has its
predominance occurrence in the Neotropical region, with only two species extending its range to
Africa (Harley et al. 2004). The first phylogeny of Hyptidinae (Pastore et al. 2011) proved its
monophyly but also has shown that the genus Hyptis Jacq. was seriously paraphyletic. Based on the
molecular information and morphological evidence, Harley & Pastore (2012) proposed a new generic
delimitation in the subtribe, elevating section of the genus Hyptis to generic level. Currently, the
subtribe has 19 genera and

Cost: $


Arthur de Souza Soares

Highest degree:

Master in Systematics and Evolution

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Arthur de Souza Soares; José Floriano Barêa Pastore; Jomar Gomes Jardim. Flora do Rio Grande do Norte: Lamiaceae. Rodriguésia, v. 70, p. 1–17, 2019

Guilherme Medeiros Antar; Arthur de Souza Soares; Monica Gomes Buchoski, José Floriano Barêa Pastore; Raymond Mervin Harley. Cyanocephalus veadeiroensis (Hyptidinae–Lamiaceae): A striking new species from the Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiás, Brazil. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, v. 146, p.314–319, 2019

Raymond Mervin Harley; Arthur de Souza Soares; José Floriano Barêa Pastore. Oocephalus viscaria (Hyptidinae: Lamiaceae), a well-known new species from Central Brazil

Raymond Mervyn Harley; José Floriano Barêa Pastore; Arthur de Souza Soares; Emanoel Messias Pereira Fernando; Michelle Christine de Almeida Mota. Mesosphaerum caatingense (Lamiaceae), a new species from the semi-arid Caatinga Region of Northeast Brazil. Kew Bulletin, v. 74, p. 1–7, 2019

Referee 1:

Prof. Dr. Leonardo de Melo Versieux

Referee 2:

Prof. Dr. Jomar Gomes Jardim

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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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5.  Student's potential for professional success

6.  Perceived need; extent to which the project will benefit from IAPT funding

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Broader Impacts


7.  The research will yield durable benefits (revisions, databases, websites)

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

9.  The proposed research involves outreach/mentoring and broad dissemination

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