Next SOL Seminar Online will be presented by Duban Canal on The neotropical genus Cuatresia (Physalideae, Withaninae): species diversity and taxonomic novelties
Abstract. The Neotropical genus Cuatresia (Physalideae, Solanaceae) includes 16 species distributed from Guatemala to northern Bolivia ranging from the sea level to 2800 meters. Cuatresia comprises small trees, shrubs, and herbs easily recognized by the presence of sympodial units usually difoliate, asymmetric leaves, inflorescences sessile to long peduncled, delicate flowers varying from white, yellow to violet, corollas campanulate to tubular, anthers mainly ventrifixed, and calyx mostly accresent in fruit. Phylogenetic studies indicate that Cuatresia is a monophyletic group sister to the genus Deprea. Recent explorations across the Andes mountains mainly in Colombia have resulted in new species and other taxonomic novelties. This presentation seeks to put in a common place the results of the explorations and taxonomic studies conducted in Colombia and calls the attention on the main priorities to advance in the knowledge of this extraordinary plant group.
When? Friday 12th March 3 pm (GMT+1)
The zoom link to join the meeting is https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/94333146166 Meeting ID: 943 3314 6166, password: Solanaceae
Wtch the video here: https://youtu.be/6npHI-BAH3A
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