Contribution to the study of the genus Fosterella (Bromeliaceae: Pitcairnioideae) in Brazil

Autor(en)
Elton M. C. Leme, Rafaela C. Forzza, Heidemarie Halbritter, Otavio B. C. Ribeiro
Abstrakt

The pitcairnioid genus Fosterella currently comprises 31 species distributed from Mexico in North America, along the eastern slopes of the Andes in central South America, Southern Peru to northern Argentina, encompassing western, northern and southeastern Brazil and northern Paraguay. Their species have rather small ranges, representing local endemics traditionally difficult to circumscribe mainly because the presence of subtle morphological characters associated to tiny floral parts. The present taxonomical study of the Fosterella species occurring in Brazil is founded on morphological characters, habitat preference, and geographic distribution. The number of Brazilian species is increasing to eight, three of them described as new here, including an unexpected outlier in geographical range and two new records for the country. Full descriptions and an identification key are provided, and morphological relationships are discussed as well.

Organisation(en)
Department für Botanik und Biodiversitätsforschung
Externe Organisation(en)
Herbarium Bradeanum, Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro, Universidade Federal de Viçosa
Journal
Phytotaxa
Band
395
Seiten
137-167
Anzahl der Seiten
31
ISSN
1179-3155
DOI
https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.395.3.1
Publikationsdatum
03-2019
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ÖFOS 2012
106008 Botanik, 106049 Ultrastrukturforschung
Schlagwörter
Link zum Portal
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/de/publications/contribution-to-the-study-of-the-genus-fosterella-bromeliaceae-pitcairnioideae-in-brazil(b2005adf-86f4-4f47-ae03-cecc319de30a).html