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Taxonomy and distribution of epiphytic cacti in Uruguay - notes towards a checklist of Cactaceae of Uruguay, Part 3


Eggli, U; Marchesi, E; Bonifacino, M; Nyffeler, R (2008). Taxonomy and distribution of epiphytic cacti in Uruguay - notes towards a checklist of Cactaceae of Uruguay, Part 3. Haseltonia, 14(1):161-169.

Abstract

The most recent treatments of the family Cactaceae for Uruguay are that of Arechavaleta (1905), Osten (1941), and Herter (1953–55). While the globular members of the family (Parodia [including Notocactus], Frailea, and Gymnocalycium) are relatively well known through numerous later individual publications, the epiphytic species of Lepismium and Rhipsalis are comparatively poorly-known. Based on herbarium material and recent collections, we present data on the geographical distribution and taxonomy for two species of Lepismium and two species of Rhipsalis. Lepismium cruciforme and Rhipsalis floccosa are new records for the flora of Uruguay. The occurrence of Epiphyllum phyllanthus in Uruguay could not be confirmed.

Abstract

The most recent treatments of the family Cactaceae for Uruguay are that of Arechavaleta (1905), Osten (1941), and Herter (1953–55). While the globular members of the family (Parodia [including Notocactus], Frailea, and Gymnocalycium) are relatively well known through numerous later individual publications, the epiphytic species of Lepismium and Rhipsalis are comparatively poorly-known. Based on herbarium material and recent collections, we present data on the geographical distribution and taxonomy for two species of Lepismium and two species of Rhipsalis. Lepismium cruciforme and Rhipsalis floccosa are new records for the flora of Uruguay. The occurrence of Epiphyllum phyllanthus in Uruguay could not be confirmed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany
Dewey Decimal Classification:580 Plants (Botany)
Language:English
Date:December 2008
Deposited On:23 Jan 2009 10:47
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:52
Publisher:Cactus and Succulent Society of America
ISSN:1070-0048
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.2985/1070-0048-14.1.161

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