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Rodriguésia

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Abstract

MELLO, Anderson Santos de; TAVARES, Aldaléa Sprada  and  TREVISAN, Rafael. Podostemaceae in Southern Brazil. Rodriguésia [online]. 2011, vol.62, n.4, pp.867-885. ISSN 0370-6583.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2175-78602011000400013.

This study provides a taxonomic treatment of the Podostemaceae family in southern Brazil. Podostemaceae is the largest family of strictly aquatic angiosperms. The center of family richness is the equatorial region of South America. Taxonomic studies are still scarce in Brazil. For southern Brazil there are six genera and 10 species recognized. Dichotomous key and illustrations are presented for species identification.

Keywords : taxonomy; Malpighiales; aquatic macrophytes; river-weeds.

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