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Accession Number PB2013-101822
Title Catalogue of Seed Plants of the West Indies.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 1221p
Personal Author M. T. Strong P. Acevedo-Rodriguez
Abstract The catalogue enumerates all taxa of Gymnosperms, Dicotyledons, and Monocotyledons occurring in the West Indies archipelago excluding the islands off the coast of Venezuela (Netherlands Antilles, Venezuelan Antilles, Tobago, and Trinidad). For each accepted taxon, nomenclature (including synonyms described from the West Indies and their references to publication), distribution in the West Indies (including endemic, native, or exotic status), common names, and a numerical listing of literature records are given. Type specimen citations are provided for accepted names and synonyms of Cyperaceae, Sapindaceae, and some selected genera in several families including the Apocynaceae (Plumeria), Aquifoliaceae (Ilex), and Santalaceae (Dendrophthora). More than 30,000 names were treated comprising 208 families, 2,033 genera, and 12,279 taxa, which includes exotic and commonly cultivated plants. The total number of indigenous taxa was approximately 10,470 of which 71% (7,446 taxa) are endemic to the archipelago or part of it. Fifteen new names, 37 combinations, and 7 lectotypifications are validated.
Keywords Catalogs
Conservation
Distribution
Flowers
Islands
Nomenclature
Plants(Botany)
Seeds
Species diversity
Taxonomy
West Indies


 
Source Agency Smithsonian Institution
NTIS Subject Category 57C - Botany
57H - Ecology
98D - Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Pathology
Corporate Author Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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