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Identification keys to Brazilian species of Bocageeae (Annonceae)

Grant number: 19/24763-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2020
Effective date (End): December 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Plant Taxonomy
Principal researcher:Jenifer de Carvalho Lopes Dantas
Grantee:Lucas Vilela da Silva
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The interest in knowing the exact number of plants began with Linnaeaus in the mid-eighteenth century. He predicted that there would be around ten thousand species of plants. Over the years, various studies have been dedicated to reveal the diversity of plants. There are 390,000 species of plants in the world approximately, of which 300,000 angiosperms. Among the angiosperm families, highlight Annonaceae is among the most diverse group in the world, as pointed out by floristic surveys. Annonaceae has around 2,400 species and 108 genera. In Brazil, there are 386 species and 29 genera Annonaceae, distributed in five of the six phytogeographic domains. Annonaceae is classified in four subfamilies, the largest one is Annonoideae. In this subfamily is placed Bocageeae tribe, with eight genera and 62 species. Seven genera are present in Brazil, two of which are endemic to the Atlantic Forest. The goals of this work are: 1. Study the morphology of Bocageeae species; 2. Develop keys to species that occur in Brazil; 3. Publish the results on the Flora do Brasil 2020 platform. The results of this studies, keys published on the Flora do Brasil 2020 platform in Portuguese, will be available to anyone interested in the family, allowing easy access to scientific information.

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
LOPES, JENIFER DE CARVALHO; VILELA, LUCAS; JOHNSON, M. DAVID. Hornschuchia mellosilvae (Annonaceae) a new species endemic to the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. PHYTOTAXA, v. 520, n. 3, p. 273-278, . (18/11272-5, 19/24763-0)

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