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Systematics and phylogeny of Maytenus Molina (Celastraceae) in the Neotropical Region

Grant number: 11/21879-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): March 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Plant Taxonomy
Principal researcher:Julio Antonio Lombardi
Grantee:Leonardo Biral dos Santos
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/22093-3 - Systematics and phylogeny of Maytenus Molina (Celastraceae) on the Neotropical Region, BE.EP.DR


Celastraceae has ca. 1000 species with global distribution, predominantly tropical. Maytenus is the major genus in Neotropic with ca. 200 species, 80 of them occurring in Brazil. The species present low variability on reproductive characters and the identification is, usually, made on vegetative characters like branches and leaves. There is a lack of knowledge of species, especially the Amazonian. This project proposes the elaboration of synopsis of species of South America realizing typifications and synonymities and presenting keys of identification, maps of distribution, diagnostic characters, illustrations and others relevant considerations. Joined to this revision a phylogeny will be realized through molecular data and will be useful to clarify the position of species within genus, and the relation between them. The phylogenetic analysis will serve for propose a new infrageneric classification, since the others proposes are not-monophyletic. The phylogenetic works will characterize natural groups, synopomorphies and questions regarding "complex" of species. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
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BIRAL, LEONARDO; SMIDT, ERIC DE CAMARGO; BOLSON, MONICA; LOMBARDI, JULIO ANTONIO. A new species of Maytenus (Celastraceae) from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, with evidence of molecular phylogeny, and two new synonyms for Maytenus floribunda. PHYTOTAXA, v. 231, n. 1, p. 53-62, . (14/22093-3, 11/21879-5)
GROPPO, MILTON; SIMMONS, MARK P.; CAPPA, JENNIFER J.; BIRAL, LEONARDO; LOMBARDI, JULIO A.. A New Species of Maytenus (Celastraceae) with Fleshy Fruits from Eastern Brazil, with Notes on the Delimitation of Maytenus. SYSTEMATIC BOTANY, v. 39, n. 2, p. 478-484, . (10/17400-3, 11/21879-5, 06/03170-0, 11/10446-0)
BIRAL, LEONARDO; SIMMONS, MARK P.; SMIDT, ERIC C.; TEMBROCK, LUKE R.; BOLSON, MONICA; ARCHER, ROBERT H.; LOMBARDI, JULIO A.. Systematics of New World Maytenus (Celastraceae) and a New Delimitation of the Genus. SYSTEMATIC BOTANY, v. 42, n. 4, . (10/17400-3, 11/21879-5, 14/22093-3)
BIRAL, LEONARDO; LOMBARDI, JULIO ANTONIO. Two new species and one new synonym of Maytenus (Celastraceae) from Brazil. BRITTONIA, v. 66, n. 4, p. 329-336, . (10/17400-3, 11/21879-5)
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SANTOS, Leonardo Biral dos. Systematics and phylogeny of Maytenus Molina (Celastraceae) for Neotropics. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Biociências. Rio Claro Rio Claro.

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