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Taxonomic revision, phylogeny and adaptations of Neptunia Lour. (Leguminosae, Caesalpinoideae)

Project summary:

Neptunia Lour. is a genus of Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae, with apantropical distribution, with about 12 species. In order to understand the generic limit and the circumscription of species, to test for the monophyletism of the genus and to elucidate how internal relationships among the species are, we are conducting a revision of the genus and hope to reduce the inaccuracy in the delimitation of taxa, thus contributing with taxonomy and representative phylogeny for genus.

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Samara Silva de Matos Aquino

Highest degree:

Master degree in Plant Biodiversity

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student


Flowering plants

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

SANTOS FJ, SANTOS GS, SOUZA PCSS, MATOS SS, MELO AL, VALE VLC, ANDRADE MJG. Leguminosae: Subfamily Papilionoideae. IAPT Chromosome Data 30/9. In: Marhold, K. & al., IAPT Chromosome Data 30. Taxon 68 (5): 1129, E17-E21. DOI

MATOS SS, MELO AL, SANTOS-SILVA J. Caesalpinioideae and Cercidoideae (Leguminosae) in Mata da Pimenteira State Park, Semiarid of Pernambuco, Brazil. Rodriguesia, 70, 2019: 1-21.

MATOS SS, MELO AL, SANTOS-SILVA J. Clado Mimosoide (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae) in the Mata da Pimenteira State Park, Semiarid of Pernambuco, Brazil. Rodriguesia, 70, 2019: 1-17.

CORDEIRO WPFS, ZICKEL CS, MATOS SS, MELO R, CALDAS DRM, MELO-JÚNIOR M, GOMES APS, MELO AL. Aquatic flora of two temporary lagoons. In: Parque Estadual Mata da Pimenteira: Riqueza Natural e Conservação da Caatinga.1 ed. Recife: EDUFRPE, 2013, v.único, p. 65-80.

Referee 1:

Leonardo de Melo Versieux

Referee 2:

Juliana Santos Silva

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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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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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