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Systematics and Biogeography of the Subtribe Ditaxinae (Euphorbiaceae)

Project summary:

Ditaxinae is composed of five genera and 130 species, with greater Neotropical diversity. Recent molecular studies have demonstrated that Ditaxinae forms an artificial group; however, the sampling is insufficient to obtain conclusive results. In this way, the origin and biogeographic history also remain misunderstood until the present.

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Külkamp, Josimar

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Flowering plants

Escola Nacional de Botânica Tropical – Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Külkamp, J. (2018). Euphorbiaceae. In: Brazilian Flora 2020: Innovation and collaboration to meet Target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC). Rodriguesia. 69: 1513-1527.

Külkamp, J.; Iganci, J. & Heiden, G. (2018) Endemic plants from the Southern Brazilian Highland Grasslands. Rodriguesia. 69: 429-440.

Silva, C.R. & Külkamp, J. (2018) Valeriana iganciana (Valerianaceae), a new species from the highland grasslands of Serra do Tabuleiro, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Phytotaxa. 364: 275-282.

Külkamp, J., Baumbgratz, J.F.A., Cordeiro, I, & Iganci, J. (2018) (2636) Proposal to conserve the name Chiropetalum against Desfontaena (Euphorbiaceae). Taxon. 67: 817-818.

Referee 1:

José Fernando Andrade Baumgratz

Referee 2:

João Ricardo Vieira Iganci

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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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