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Taxonomy of the genus Heliotropium L. (Heliotropiaceae) in Brazil

Author(s): J. I. M. de Melo and J. Semir

Month: Jul-Sep
Year: 2008

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Acta Botanica Brasilica
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Volume: 22
Issue: 3
Pages: 754-770

Article Topic(s): Taxonomy,Morphology
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Heliotropium curassavicum (Salt heliotrope),


A study of Heliotropium taxa in Brazil was conducted. Based on morphological and distribution data, the authors argue for the recognition of 9 species and 2 varieties. Species descriptions, illustrations and proposed relationships are included.

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J. I. M. de Melo and J. Semir. "Taxonomy of the genus Heliotropium L. (Heliotropiaceae) in Brazil." Acta Botanica Brasilica 22.3 (2008): 754-770.

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ISSN: 0102-3306

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