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Catalogue of Seed Plants of the West Indies

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dc.contributor.author Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro
dc.contributor.author Strong, Mark T.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-01T00:00:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-01T00:00:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-01
dc.identifier.citation Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, 2012, Volume 98 : pp. i-xxv, 1-1192.
dc.identifier.issn 0081-024X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/17551
dc.description.abstract The catalogue enumerates all taxa of Gymnosperms, Dicotyledons, and Monocotyledons occurring in the West Indies archipelago excluding the islands off the coast of Venezuela (Netherlands Antilles, Venezuelan Antilles, Tobago, and Trinidad). For each accepted taxon, nomenclature (including synonyms described from the West Indies and their references to publication), distribution in the West Indies (including endemic, native, or exotic status), common names, and a numerical listing of literature records are given. Type specimen citations are provided for accepted names and synonyms of Cyperaceae, Sapindaceae, and some selected genera in several families including the Apocynaceae (Plumeria), Aquifoliaceae (Ilex), and Santalaceae (Dendrophthora). More than 30,000 names were treated comprising 208 families, 2,033 genera, and 12,279 taxa, which includes exotic and commonly cultivated plants. The total number of indigenous taxa was approximately 10,470 of which 71% (7,446 taxa) are endemic to the archipelago or part of it. Fifteen new names, 37 combinations, and 7 lectotypifications are validated. A searchable website of this catalogue, maintained and continuously updated at the Smithsonian Institution, is available at http://botany.si.edu/antilles/WestIndies/.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Smithsonian Contributions to Botany;98
dc.subject Taxonomy & ecology
dc.subject Botany
dc.subject Gymnosperms
dc.subject Dicotyledons
dc.subject Monocotyledons
dc.subject West Indies
dc.subject Bahamas Archipelago
dc.subject Caribbean
dc.subject Common Names
dc.subject Conservation
dc.subject Distribution
dc.subject Diversity
dc.subject Endemism
dc.subject Floristics
dc.subject Greater Antilles
dc.subject Lesser Antilles
dc.subject Nomenclature
dc.subject.other Smithsonian Contributions to Botany
dc.title Catalogue of Seed Plants of the West Indies
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.srbnumber 109434
dc.identifier.eISSN 1938-2812
dc.identifier.doi 10.5479/si.0081024X.98.1
rft.jtitle Smithsonian Contributions to Botany
rft.volume 98
rft.issue 98
rft.spage 1
rft.epage 1192


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