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Acta Botanica Brasilica

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GOMES, Mario. Taxonomic reassessment of several species of the genera Coussarea Aubl. and Faramea Aubl. (Rubiaceae, tribe Coussareae). Acta Bot. Bras. [online]. 2003, vol.17, n.3, pp.449-466. ISSN 1677-941X.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0102-33062003000300011.

The morphological characteristics of several taxa of the genera Coussarea Aubl. and Faramea Aubl., linked to the tribe Coussareae, are reviewed in this paper. The species included here have been poorly described, leading to doubts concerning their proper denomination. Character analysis resulted in new limits for these species: Coussarea hoehnei (K. Krause) Standl. and C. virens Müll. Arg. are placed in synonymy with C. contracta var. panicularis Müll. Arg.; C. cornifolia (Benth.) Müll. Arg. is linked to C. hydrangeifolia (Benth.) Müll. Arg.; C. porophylla (Vell.) Müll. Arg. is included as a variety of C. meridionalis (Vell.) Müll. Arg. A new variety of C. nodosa (Benth.) Müll. Arg. is presented. The following species of Faramea are placed in synonymy: F. cyanea Müll. Arg. in F. hyacinthina Mart.; F. warmingiana Müll. Arg. and F. marginata Cham. in F. latifolia (Cham. & Schltdl.) DC. and F. paulensis Zahlbr. in F. tetragona Müll. Arg. F. montevidensis (Cham. & Schltdl.) DC. is also included here because it is commonly identified as F. marginata Cham. Descriptions of the taxa that are more detailed than the original ones are given, as well as keys to varieties with major distinguishing characteristics. Data on flowering and fruiting periods, geographic distribution, habitats, general comments, representative specimen list and type localizations are also given for these taxa.

Keywords : Rubiaceae; Coussarea; Faramea; morphological analysis; taxonomy.

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