TITLE

EL GÉNERO HOUSSAYANTHUS (SAPINDACEAE) EN MÉXICO

AUTHOR(S)
Rzedowski, Jerzy; De Rzedowski, Graciela Calderón
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Acta Botanica Mexicana;2006, Issue 76, p89
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Two Mexican species of the family Sapindaceae are best placed in the genus Houssayanthus, originally proposed by Hunziker for a group of South American plants bearing vegetative characters and fruits of structure and consistence similar to those of Serjania, but with central locules, as in the fruits of Urvillea. Houssayanthus serjanioides, described as a new species, is a predominantly herbaceous prostrate or scandent plant, inhabiting preferably oak forests in the northeastern part of the state of Queretaro and in the Guadalcazar region of the state of San Luis Potosi. Urvillea biternata Weatherby, a species known only from the state of Guerrero and described in absence of mature fruits, is also transferred to Houssayanthus. Both Mexican species differ from the South American ones in their essentially biternate (not 3-foliolate or pinnate) leaves and in their embryos with unequal and slightly curved (not subequal and more or less straight) cotyledons. A historical summary of the knowledge of Houssayanthus is presented, as well as an emended description of the genus and a key to separate the five known species, emphasizing the apparent lack of close relationship between several of them.
ACCESSION #
21582839

 

Related Articles

  • NUEVA COMBINACIÓN PARA UNA ESPECIE DEL GÉNERO SERJANIA (SAPINDACEAE-PAULLINIEAE) ENDÉMICA EN MÉXICO. FERRUCCI, MARÍA S.; MEDINA-LEMOS, ROSALINDA // Acta Botanica Mexicana;jul2013, Issue 104, p19 

    The new combination Serjania pygmaea (Radlk.) Ferrucci & Medina (Sapindaceae-Paullinieae), based on Cardiospermum pygmaeum Radlk., is here provided. Cardiospermum pygmaeum was known only from the type, a flowering collection from Puebla, Mexico. We present a full description and an illustration...

  • Allophylus exappendiculatus (Sapindaceae), a new species from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Somner, Genise V.; Frazão, Annelise; Ferrucci, María S. // Annales Botanici Fennici;Dec2013, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p401 

    A new species Allophylus exappendiculatus Somner, Ferrucci & Frazão (Sapindaceae) from a remnant fragment of seasonal semideciduous forest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is here described and illustrated. It can be distinguished from other known species of Allophylus by the simple axillary...

  • Chapter 22: Maple,Cashew, and Poison Oak.  // Flora of the Santa Ana River & Environs with References to World;2007, p266 

    Chapter 22 of the book "Flora of the Santa Ana River & Environs: With References to World Botany" is presented. It explores the order Sapindales whose kinds include various shrubs, climbers or trees. It highlights the members of the order Sapindales which include the Aceraceae or the Maple...

  • DESARROLLO DE LA VARIANTE CAMBIAL EN SERJANIA MERIDIONALIS (SAPINDACEAE, PAULLINIEAE). Borniego, M. Lucía; Cabanilla, Pablo A. // Darwiniana;jul2014, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p144 

    The family Sapindaceae is one of the most important groups of neotropical climbers and it has several cambial variants, some of which are exclusive. In this contribution, we described the wood development of Serjania meridionalis, the southernmost distributed species of the genus, studied by...

  • Ontogeny of the pericarp of Serjania communis Camb. and Urvillea ulmacea Kunth (Sapindaceae) with emphasis on the dispersion apparatus. Matuguma Tanaka, Bruna Mary; Pinto, Daniela Dias; Mathias Mourão, Káthia Socorro // Acta Scientiarum: Biological Sciences;Oct-Dec2014, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p457 

    The pericarp development of Serjania communis Camb. and Urvillea ulmacea Kunth was described to expand the structural knowledge of Sapindaceae fruit. Ovaries and fruits were analyzed with usual techniques in plant anatomy. Ovary is structurally similar and the occurrence of glandular and...

  • Comparative Performance of Supertree Algorithms in Large Data Sets Using the Soapberry Family (Sapindaceae) as a Case Study. BUERKI, SVEN; FOREST, F�LIX; SALAMIN, NICOLAS; ALVAREZ, NADIR // Systematic Biology;Jan2011, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p32 

    For the last 2 decades, supertree reconstruction has been an active field of research and has seen the development of a large number of major algorithms. Because of the growing popularity of the supertree methods, it has become necessary to evaluate the performance of these algorithms to...

  • Anacardiaceae. Uggli, E. // Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Dicotyledons;2004, p7 

    The article offers information on the succulent plant family Anacardiaceae. It describes the general characteristics of plants within the family. Information on the family's geographical distribution and habitat are given along with the specific uses of species within the family. Important crop...

  • Icacinaceae. Eggli, U. // Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Dicotyledons;2004, p287 

    The article offers information on the succulent plant family Icacinaceae. It describes the general characteristics of plants within the family. Information on the family's geographical distribution, habitat and economic significance are given. The number of genera and species within this family...

  • PYRENACANTHA. Eggli, U. // Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Dicotyledons;2004, p287 

    The article offers information on Pyrenacantha, a genus of the succulent plant family Icacinaceae. It describes the general characteristics of plants within the genus. Information on the genus' geographical distribution, uses and etymology are given. Two African species of the genus are...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics