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Generic limits re-visited and an updated sectional classification for Protium (tribe Protieae). Studies in Neotropical Burseraceae XXV

Author:
Daly, Douglas C., Fine, Paul V. A.
Source:
Brittonia 2018 v.70 no.4 pp. 418-426
ISSN:
0007-196X
Subject:
Protium, Tetragastris, monophyly, new combination, plant taxonomy
Abstract:
In recent molecular phylogenetic work on tribe Protieae (Burseraceae) with thorough sampling, the major well-supported clades show remarkable congruence with infrageneric classifications based on morphology, but the results call for synonymizing Crepidospermum and Tetragastris with Protium, thereby making Protieae monophyletic and monogeneric under the name Protium. The necessary synonymies and a brief diagnosis for each of the eight sections of Protium are provided, and these new combinations are made: Protium balsamiferum, P. catuaba, P. chagrense, P. herbertii, P. mucronatum, P. occhionii, and P. rhynchophyllum.
Agid:
6247972