Title: Morphology, anatomy, and taxonomic position of Pagameopsis (Rubiaceae-Rubioideae)
Authors: Piesschaert, F
Jansen, Steven
Jaimes, I
Robbrecht, E
Smets, Eric #
Issue Date: Oct-2001
Publisher: New york botanical garden
Series Title: Brittonia vol:53 issue:4 pages:490-504
Abstract: Morphological and anatomical features (including wood anatomy and pollen morphology) of the small neotropical genus Pagameopsis (Rubiaceae-Rubioideae) are discussed and illustrated. The fused ovaries, fenestrate corolla tube, basally attached anther filaments, and absence of raphides arc especially noteworthy. Pagameopsis is definitely not a member of the Psychotrieae because of significant differences in wood anatomy and gynoecial and fruit structure. A close affinity with Gaertnereae seems doubtful for similar reasons. The taxonomic affinities of Pagameopsis remain obscure. The genus shows similarities with several taxa of the Rubioideae, such as Coccocypseleae, Morindeae, Hedyotideae, and Metabolos. The absence of raphides, on the other hand, makes a position ill the Rubioideae doubtful.
ISSN: 0007-196X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Plant Systematics and Ecology Section - miscellaneous
# (joint) last author

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