Revision of Tachia (Gentianaceae: Helieae)

Lena Struwe, Matthew P. Kinkade

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The systematics and biogeography of the neotropical angiosperm genus Tachia Aubl. (Gentianaceae: Helieae) were investigated. The genus includes 13 neotropical species from Guyana in the east to western Peru in the west and from Costa Rica in the north to central Bolivia in the south. Tachia grandifolia var. orientalis is raised to the species rank as Tachia orientalis . Illustrations, a diagnostic key, phenology, distribution maps, and descriptions are provided for all species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1142-1159
Number of pages18
JournalSystematic Botany
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science


  • Evolution
  • Floristics
  • Gentianales
  • Morphology
  • Neotropics
  • Taxonomy


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