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Andropogoneae versus Sacchareae (Poaceae: Panicoideae): The end of a great controversy

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The grass tribe Andropogoneae includes plants of great economic importance, such as maize, sugarcane, sorghum, and others. Recent works have questioned the use of the name Andropogoneae Dumort. (1824) for the tribe and have suggested erroneously that the correct name should be Sacchareae Martinov (1820). However, Martinov's name was not published at the rank of tribe. Therefore, it does not threaten the well-established name Andropogoneae. In this paper we lay out the basis for the controversy and the rationale for continued use of the name Andropogoneae.
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Keywords: ANDROPOGONEAE; MARTINOV; NOMENCLATURE; POACEAE; SACCHAREAE; SACCHARINEAE; TRIBAL NAME

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Botânica, Av. Bento Gonçalves 9500, CEP 91501-970, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil;, Email: [email protected] 2: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 North Warson Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63132, U.S.A. 3: Instituto de Botânica, Herbário, C.P. 68041, CEP 04045-972, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Publication date: 30 June 2014

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