Neea

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Neea

Neea Ruiz & Pav., Fl. Peruv. Prodr.: 52. 1794 sec. Bittrich & Kühn 19931
  • 1. Bittrich, V. & Kühn, U. 1993: Nyctaginaceae, 473 – 485. – In: Kubitzki, K., Rohwer, J.G. & Bittrich, V. (ed.), The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 2. – Berlin, Heidelberg & New York: Springer
  • =Mitscherlichia Kunth in Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1831: 209. 1831 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)2
  • 2. Kew WCVP (2019)
  • =Nebra Noronha ex Choisy, Prodr. 13(2): 447. 1849 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)3
  • 3. Kew WCVP (2019)
  • =Eggersia Hook.f. in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 15: t. 1401. 1883 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)4
  • 4. Kew WCVP (2019)

Notes

Neea shows extensive morphological variation in habit, leaves, pubescence, inflorescences, flowers, and fruits (Burger 1983). Some authors (e.g. González 2007) consider it the taxonomically least understood group in the Neotropics. Neea seems to be the most species-rich genus within Nyctaginaceae; Douglas & Spellenberg (2010) mentioned that the genus has c. 80 species. However, the lack of a revision, along with the morphological variation and dioecy has generated many species names (about 150), while the actual number of species remains uncertain. Further information under Guapira.A,B,C,D

Bibliography

A. Burger, W. C. 1983: Flora costaricensis. – Fieldiana, Bot. 13: 180 – 199
B. Douglas, N. A. & Spellenberg, R. 2010: A new tribal classification of Nyctaginaceae. – Taxon 59: 905 – 910
C. González, R. J. 2007: Nyctaginaceae, pp. 785 – 796. – In: Hammel, B. E., Grayum, M. H., Herrera, C. & Zamora, N., Manual de plantas de Costa Rica 6. – St. Louis: Missouri Botanical Garden Press
D. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler, R., Ocampo, G. & Ochoterena, H. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383. http://doi.org/10.3372/wi.45.45301