Caracterización de la anatomía foliar de especies de Astrocaryum y Hexopetion (Arecaceae)

Translated title of the contribution: Characterization of leaf anatomy in species of Astrocaryum and Hexopetion (Arecaceae)

Betty Millán, Francis Kahn

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Leaf anatomy of 23 species of the genus Astrocaryum and of the two species of the genus Hexopetion is described. A total of 109 characters with at least one difference between species are reported from the lamina (83), main rib (11), petiole (9) and sheath (6). An identification key to species is given based on leaf anatomy. Distribution of the characters is discussed in order to evaluate their taxonomic relevance.

Translated title of the contributionCharacterization of leaf anatomy in species of Astrocaryum and Hexopetion (Arecaceae)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)81-94
Number of pages14
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2010

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the agreement between San Marcos National University, Peru and IRD-Research Institute for Development (UMR DIAPC), France. Data were formerly presented by B. Millán in a doctoral dissertation at San Marcos National University, Lima, Peru. We thank J.-C. Pintaud and Kenneth Young for their helpful comments on the manuscript, and Nancy Rojas for the preparation of specimens for SEM.

Funding Information:
1 Museo de Historia Natural. Uni- versidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM). Av. Arenales 1256, Jesús María. Lima, Peru. Email Betty Millán: 2 IRD, UMR188-DIAPC, DYNA-DIV, Casilla 18-1209, Lima, Peru. Email Francis Kahn: francis. Trabajo presentado a la XVIII Reunión Científica del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Bioló-gicas Antonio Raimondi, “200 años del nacimiento de Charles Darwin y el 150 aniversario de la publicación de On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection”. Del 19 al 21 de agosto de 2009.

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