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Flora of Ecuador – Compositae-Vernonieae. Vol. 94

Edited book
Authors Claes Persson
Roger Eriksson
Katya Romoleroux
Bertil Ståhl
ISBN 978-91-85529-62-9.
Publisher Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Place of publication Göteborg
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Language en
Keywords Ecuador, taxonomy, Compositae, Asteraceae, Vernonieae
Subject categories Botany


The Ecuadorean members of the tribe Vernonieae (Compositae) revised. Sixteen genera and 55 species have been recorded from Ecuador: Centratherum (1 sp.), Critoniopsis (23 spp.), Cuatrecasanthus (4 spp.), Cyanthillium (1 sp.), Cyrtocymura (1 sp.), Eirmocephala (3 spp.), Elephantopus (1 sp.), Joseanthus (3 spp.), Lepidaploa (5 spp.), Orthopappus (1 sp.), Pacourina (1 sp.), Piptocarpha (6 spp.), Piptocoma (1 sp.), Pseudelephantopus (2 spp.), Struchium (1 sp.) and Vernonanthura (1 sp.). Three species are described as new, viz., Critoniopsis concolor H. Rob. & V.A. Funk, C. sodiroioides H. Rob. & V.A. Funk, and C. vivarii H. Rob. & V.A. Funk, and one new combination, Critoniopsis augustiniana (Cuatrec.) H. Rob. & V.A. Funk, is made. Keys, descriptions and specimen citations are given for all taxa. All genera are illustrated.

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