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Taxonomic revision of Neotropical Murdannia Royle (Commelinaceae)




  • Pellegrini, Marco O. O., Faden, Robert B. and de Almeida, Rafael Felipe


  • This study provides a taxonomic revision for the Neotropical species of the genus Murdannia. Six species are recognized as native, including a new species and a new combination, while two Asian species are recognized as invasive. We present an identification key, a table summarizing the morphologic differences among the species, a new synonym, six lectotypifications, a distribution map, and descriptions, comments and photographic plates for each species. We also provide comments on the morphology of the Neotropical species of Murdannia, comparing them with the Paleotropical species, and a discussion of inflorescence architecture in the genus as a whole.

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  • 2016


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  • 35

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  • 78


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