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Gaipeinae (Galipeeae, Rutaceae) no estado da Bahia, Brazil

Grant number: 12/24310-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2013
Effective date (End): January 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Plant Taxonomy
Principal researcher:Milton Groppo Júnior
Grantee:Carimi Cortez Ribeiro
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


The diversity of plant species in the State of Bahia is extremely high, having been estimated at around 10,000 species for Angiosperms alone. Located in the northeastern region, this state occupies approximately 6.6% of the Brazilian territory. Botanists are currently developing a project called "Flora of Bahia", coordinated by researchers from that state, which aims to raise the flora of Angiosperms in the state. The present project is a part of that larger project and aims to raise the species of the subtribe Galipeinae (tribe Galipeeae, Rutaceae) of that state. The family Rutaceae belongs to Sapindales, with 150 genera and ca. 2000 species distributed in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. In Brazil 32 genera and 150 species occur. This family is more popularly known because Citrus, which features a large economic importance due to the species with edible fruits, varieties and cultivars of oranges, lemons, tangerines and limes. Subtribe Galipeinae is exclusively neotropical, being the largest group of Rutaceae in this region, with 26 genera and 160 species. The subtribe is characterized by being shrubs or trees, with zygomorphic flowers with staminodes and the capsulate or esquizocarpic fruits with an elastic, dehiscence, endocarp. Of the features above, only floral characteristics correspond to probable synapomorphies for the subtribe. In Bahia this is expected the occurrence of 18 genera and 77 species, with the genera Conchocarpus being the largest of the subtribe, with 22 species. The project will be executed with the use of usual methods in plant taxonomy, such as consultation of specialized literature, visits to herbaria, loan on exsicatae and field work. Identification keys to the genera and species, descriptions and illustrations, as well as comments on the geographical distribution of species and their delimitation will be made. There is an expectation to discover new species during the study or report species not yet recorded to Bahia. Text format will follow that of Sitientibus (Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana), a journal which publishes floristic works related to the project "Flora of Bahia". (AU)

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RIBEIRO, Carimi Cortez. The Galipeinae (Galipeeae, Rutaceae) in Bahia State, Brazil. 2015. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (PCARP/BC) Ribeirão Preto.

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