The palms of South America: Diversity, distribution and evolutionary history

Jean Christophe Pintaud, Gloria Galeano, Henrik Balslev, Rodrigo Bernal, Finn Borchsenius, Evandro Ferreira, Jean Jacques De Granville, Kember Mejía, Betty Millán, Mónica Moraes, Larry Noblick, Fred W. Stauffer, Francis Kahn

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Abstract

This article presents an inventory of South American palms including 457 species and 50 genera. The distribution of palms within seven phytogeographical entities is analyzed. Factors which influence the evolution of palms in South America are discussed.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)5-28
Number of pages24
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008

Keywords

  • Endemism
  • Flora
  • Palms (arecaceae)
  • Phytogeography
  • South America

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