Query: keyword: "Neotropics"
|Authors||S. Vieira, P.J.M. Maas, F. Borchsenius|
|Title||Taxonomic revision of Myrosma (Marantaceae)|
|Journal||Blumea - Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants|
|Keywords||Marantaceae; Myrosma; Neotropics; nomenclature; synonymization; typification|
|Abstract||Myrosma is a genus of rosulate herbs characterized by a compact and strongly monosymmetric inflorescence with conspicuous, white to pale green, mostly membranous bracts, in the axil of which is a single flower pair. The genus is widely distributed throughout Central Brazil, northern South America, and the Caribbean region.|
It occurs mostly in savannah environments but can also be found in humid and shaded habitats. We present a taxonomic revision of Myrosma recognizing a single species, Myrosma cannifolia L.f. A complete description of that species is provided with notes on its ecology, distribution, and variation. Three species and one variety are reduced into synonymy and four names are lectotypified. A complete nomenclatural account for all combinations including the name Myrosma is given.
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