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Open Access An Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Flora of Guinea-Bissau (West Africa)

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A Checklist of Guinea-Bissau?s vascular flora is presented, based on the inventory of herbarium material and on recent collections. in addition to the name, we cite for each taxon the basionym and synonyms, the life form and habitat, as well as the chorology, raunkiaer's biological type, phenology and vernacular names if known.

1507 specific and infra-specific taxa were recorded, of which 1459 are autochthonous, belonging to 696 genera. this shows a higher diversity than the 1000 species estimated so far. in the autochthonous flora there are 22 species of Pteridophyta from 14 families; 1041 taxa of Dicotyledons from 107 families, and 396 taxa of Monocotyledons belonging to 33 families. three taxa are probably endemic to the country.

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Com base na inventariação dos materiais de herbário e nas colheitas recentes, é apresentada uma Checklist da flora vascular da Guiné-Bissau. Além do nome, basiónimo e sinónimos para a área, são referidos para cada taxon recenseado no país o hábito, habitats onde foi encontrado, corologia, tipo biológico de Raunkiaer, fenologia e nomes vernáculos conhecidos.

Recensearam-se 1507 taxa específicos e infraespecíficos de plantas vasculares, dos quais 1459 autóctones, pertencentes a 696 géneros, número largamente superior ao milhar de espécies até agora estimado. Contabilizaram-se na flora autóctone 22 espécies de Pteridófitos, pertencentes a 14 famílias, 1041 taxa de Dicotiledóneas, de 107 famílias e 396 grupos taxonómicos de Monocotiledóneas, pertencentes a 33 famílias. São referidos três taxa provavelmente endémicos no país.

French
Ayant pour base l'inventaire des matériaux d'herbier et les récoltes récentes, une Checklist est présenté sur la flore vasculaire de la Guinée-Bissau. Au-delà du nom, basionyme et synonymes pour la région, il est rapporté, pour chaque taxon recensé dans le pays, l'habitus, les habitats, la chorologie, le type biologique de raunkiaer, la phénologie et les noms vernaculaires si connus.

1507 taxons spécifiques et infraspécifiques de plantes vasculaires, desquelles 1459 autochtones, appartenant à 696 genres on été recensées, nombre largement supérieur par rapport au millier d'espèces estimées jusqu'à présent. Dans la flore autochtone on compte 22 espèces de Pteridophytes, appartenant à 14 familles, 1041 taxons de Dicotylédones, de 107 familles et 396 taxons de Monocotylédones, appartenant à 33 familles. Trois taxons sont probablement endémiques au pays.
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Keywords: CHOROLOGY; ECOLOGY; FLORA; GUINEA-BISSAU; PHYTOGEOGRAPHY; VERNACULAR NAMES

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 May 2008

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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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