Briquetiastrum: a new genus of Malvaceae and the redefinition of Briquetia


  • Massimo G. Bovini Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro



nomenclature, taxonomy, neotropics


A historical overview of the genus Briquetia, with an analysis of its circumscription conflicts and the proposal for a new genus, Briquetiastrum, based on new morphological studies and phytogeographical data were made. A taxonomic treatment and three new combinations from Briquetia to Briquetiastrum (Briquetiastrum inermis, B. spicatum and B. sonorae) are presented and Briquetiastrum sonorae is illustrated for the first time. Descriptions and a key to the treated species are included.


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Bovini, M. G. (2015). Briquetiastrum: a new genus of Malvaceae and the redefinition of Briquetia. Anales Del Jardín Botánico De Madrid, 72(2), e022.