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Open Access A Taxonomic Revision of the Genus Amaracarpus (Rubiaceae, Psychotrieae)

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A taxonomic revision of Amaracarpus Blume (Rubiaceae, Psychotrieae) is presented. The salient characteristics of Amaracarpus are given, with particular attention to the differences between Amaracarpus, Dolianthus and Psychotria. The taxonomic account includes a key to species, an informal (artificial) subgeneric classification, full descriptions, and a list of specimens examined. Amaracarpus comprises 22 species: six new combinations are proposed, one new species is described, eight species are moved to other genera, the transfer of 12 species to Psychotria is confirmed, and numerous taxa are placed into synonymy. A checklist of all Amaracarpus names is provided.

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Keywords: AMARACARPUS; DOLIANTHUS; NEW GUINEA; PSYCHOTRIA; PSYCHOTRIEAE; RUBIACEAE; SOUTH EAST ASIA

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 May 2004

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  • Blumea is an international journal on the biodiversity, evolution and biogeography of plants, including topics on systematics, floristics, phylogeny, morphology and anatomy. For floristic studies, the focus is on tropical Africa south of the Sahara, tropical Southeast Asia with a strong emphasis on Malesia, and South America with emphasis on the Guianas. Papers in Blumea are subjected to peer review and are in English. Blumea is published three times a year, comprising c. 300 pages in total.
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