Serna, Marcela .
Magnolias of the Neotropics.
Magnoliaceae family comprises over 230 species of trees and shrubs distributed in temperate and tropical zones from southeast and east of Asia, North America, West Indies, Central America and South America, included Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Species belonging to this family are very appreciated because of their wood, floral scents, and pharmaceutical and horticultural uses. This group has been object of many studies, especially on taxonomy, evolution and conservation. One of the latest publications about conservation is the Red List of Magnoliaceae, published in 2007, in which 110 species from many countries are included. On the other hand, the latest synopsis of neotropical Magnoliaceae, with 45 species, was published in 1994. Since then, there has been extensive field work and research leading to several publications on conservation, taxonomy, systematics, genetic variability; also several new species of Magnoliaceae from South America have been described. The goal of this project is to update the review of the Neotropical species of Magnoliaceae,including morphological descriptions, information about ecology and conservation and detailed distribution of the species. A complete up to date account on the Neotropical species of Magnoliaceae would be a vital tool for both Colombian and International conservation groups in assessing conservation status and goals for all neotropics species of Magnolia. This project is supported by the Elizabeth E. Bascom Fellowship program.
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1 - Tecnologico de Antioquia, Medellin, Antioquia, 05001000, Colombia
Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Location: Khorassan Ballroom/Chase Park Plaza
Date: Monday, July 11th, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM