Neotropical Flowering Plants

Contributors

Neotropikey is a collaborative project with many international contributors and has benefitted from the support of a wide range of individuals and organisations:

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O Projeto Neotropikey iniciou-se em 2006 e tem como objetivo desenvolver chaves interativas de identificação de angiospermas Neotropicais (utilizando o software Lucid 3).   Além da chave, estamos construindo páginas sobre as famílias (fact sheets) que estão diretamente ligadas às chaves.  Vários especialistas já contribuiram com a descrição de 240 famílias das 320 famílias Neotropicais.  Para que possamos finalizar este trabalho,  gostaríamos de contar com a colaboração de especialistas para as famílias botânicas restantes (veja lista abaixo).  Qualquer dúvida, por favor, escreva para o seguinte endereço eletrônico:  neotropikey@kew.org

El proyecto Neotropikey se inició en 2006 con el objetivo de desarrollar claves interactivas de identificación para las familias de angiospermas Neotropicales (usando software Lucid 3).  Además de las claves, estamos construyendo páginas web de las familias, vinculada directamente a las claves.  Hasta la fecha, más de 100 especialistas han contribuido descripciones de 240 de las 320 familias de plantas Neotropicales.  Con el fin de completar el proyecto, nos gustaría contar con la colaboración de especialistas en las familias de plantas restantes (ver lista abajo).  Cualquier duda que tenga, por favor escriba a la siguiente dirección: neotropikey@kew.org

The Neotropikey project was launched in 2006 with the aim of developing interactive identification keys for Neotropical angiosperm families (using Lucid 3 software). In addition, we are building family webpages linked directly to keys.  To date more than 100 specialists have contributed, describing 240 of the 320 Neotropical plant families.  In order to complete the project, we would like to count on the cooperation of specialists in the remaining plant families (see list below).  Any questions you may have, please write to the following address: neotropikey@kew.org

Family Webpage development

  • Families in blue text awaiting submission
  • Families in green text have not been assigned
Family Author(s)
Acanthaceae  
Achariaceae Mac Alford
Achatocarpaceae Daniela Zappi
Actinidiaceae Daniela Zappi
Adoxaceae Jon Every
Agavaceae  
Aizoaceae Nigel Taylor & Daniela Zappi
Alismataceae Emerson Ricardo Pansarin
Alliaceae Julie H.A. Dutilh
Alstroemeriaceae Marta Camargo de Assis
Altingiaceae Jon Every
Alzateaceae Sue Frisby
Amaranthaceae Carlos Alberto Agudelo Henao
Amaryllidaceae Alan W. Meerow
Anacardiaceae Susan Pell
Anisophylleaceae Ghillean T.Prance
Annonaceae Paul Maas
Anthericaceae  
Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) Bente Klitgaard
Apocynaceae David Goyder
Apodanthaceae Denise Sasaki
Aquifoliaceae Milton Groppo
Araceae Anna Haigh
Araliaceae Pedro Fiaschi & Gregory M. Plunkett
Arecaceae Bill Baker
Aristolochiaceae Sara Edwards
Asclepiadaceae David Goyder
Asparagaceae  
Asteliaceae Vinicius de Castro Souza
Balanophoraceae Piero G. Del Prete
Balsaminaceae Nigel Taylor & Daniela Zappi
Basellaceae Roger Eriksson
Bataceae Cassia Mônica Sakuragui
Begoniaceae Eliana de Lima Jacques & Arthur Vinícius dos Santos Couto
Berberidaceae Carmen Ulloa U.
Betulaceae William Milliken
Bignoniaceae Lucia Lohmann
Bixaceae Maarten Christenhusz
Bonnetiaceae (incl. Theaceae p.p.) Mat Gustafson
Boraginaceae María Sánchez de Stapf
Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Bromeliaceae Maria das Graças Lapa Wanderley, Marcelo Sellaro & Bianca Alsina Moreira
Brunelliaceae Clara Inés Orozco
Burmanniaceae Hitlje Maas-van de Kamer & Paul Maas
Burseraceae Douglas C.Daly
Buxaceae Egon Köhler
Cabombaceae Lidyanne Yuriko Saleme Aona
Cactaceae Daniela Zappi
Calceolariaceae Vinicius Castro Souza
Callitrichaceae Vinicius Castro Souza
Calyceraceae Nicholas Hind
Campanulaceae Silvana Aparecida Pires de Godoy
Canellaceae Denise Sasaki
Cannabaceae Roseli Torres
Cannaceae Hitlje Maas-van de Kamer & Paul Maas
Capparaceae Xavier Cornejo
Caprifoliaceae Nigel Taylor & Daniela Zappi
Cardiopteridaceae Jon Every
Caricaceae Daniela Zappi
Caryocaraceae Ghillean Prance
Caryophyllaceae Claudia Helena Carneiro
Casuarinaceae Jon Every
Cecropiaceae (included in Urticaceae) Alex Monro
Celastraceae Robert Archer
Ceratophyllaceae Jon Every
Chenopodiaceae Daniela Zappi
Chloranthaceae Jon Every
Chrysobalanaceae Ghillean T. Prance & Cynthia Sothers
Cistaceae Maarten Christenhusz
Cleomaceae Gordon Tucker
Clethraceae Luz Maria Gonzalez-Villareal
Clusiaceae (Guttiferae) Mats H.G. Gustafsson
Cochlospermaceae Bente Klitgaard
Columelliaceae Jon Every
Combretaceae Maria Iracema Bezerra Loiola
Commelinaceae Lidyanne Yuriko Saleme Aona
Compositae (Asteraceae) Nicholas Hind
Connaraceae Enrique Forero
Convolvulaceae Daniel Austin
Coriariaceae Jon Every
Cornaceae Jon Every
Corsiaceae Paul Maas & Hitlje Maas-van de Kamer
Costaceae Paul Maas & Hitlje Maas-van de Kamer
Crassulaceae Nicholas Hind
Cucurbitaceae Nigel Taylor & Daniela Zappi
Cunoniaceae HelenC.F. Hopkins
Cuscutaceae Jon Every
Cyclanthaceae Roger Eriksson
Cymodoceaceae Anna Haigh
Cyperaceae Ana Paula Prata & David Simpson
Cyrillaceae Jovita Yesilyurt
Cytinaceae Bente Klitgaard
Desfontainiaceae Jon Every
Dichapetalaceae Ghillean T. Prance
Dilleniaceae Gerardo Aymard
Dioscoreaceae Paul Wilkin
Dipsacaceae Nicholas Hind
Dipterocarpaceae Bente Klitgaard
Droseraceae Jon Every
Ebenaceae Cynthia Sothers
Elaeagnaceae Vinicius de Castro Souza
Elaeocarpaceae Daniela Sampaio
Elatinaceae Victor Steinmann
Eremolepidaceae Dan Nickrent
Ericaceae Paola Pedraza
Eriocaulaceae Pablo Takeo Sano, Marcello Trovó & Ana Maria Giulietti
Erythropalaceae Dan Nickrent
Erythroxylaceae Maria Iracema Bezerra Loiola
Escalloniaceae Maarten Christenhusz
Euphorbiaceae Hans-Joachim Esser
Euphroniaceae Paul Maas & Hitlje Maas-van de Kamer
Fagaceae William Milliken
Fouquieriaceae Jon Every
Frankeniaceae Jon Every
Garryaceae Jon Every
Gentianaceae Maria Fernanda Calió
Geraniaceae Carlos Aedo
Gesneriaceae Alain Chautems
Goodeniaceae Jon Every
Goupiaceae Paul Maas & Hitlje Maas-van de Kamer
Griseliniaceae Paul Maas & Hitlje Maas-van de Kamer
Grossulariaceae Maximilian Weigend
Gunneraceae Livia Wanntorp
Haemodoraceae Paul Maas & Hiltje Maas-van de Kamer
Haloragaceae Jon Every
Hamamelidaceae Jon Every
Haptanthaceae Jon Every
Heliconiaceae Jon Every
Hernandiaceae Denise Sasaki
Herriaceae  
Hippocrateaceae Julio Antonio Lombardi
Humiriaceae Luiz Carlos da Silva Giordano
Hyacinthaceae  
Hydnoraceae Jon Every
Hydrangeaceae Daniela Zappi
Hydrocharitaceae Anna Haigh
Hypericaceae Mats Gustafson
Hypoxidaceae JulieH.A. Dutilh
Icacinaceae Rodrigo Duno de Stefano
Illiciaceae Jon Every
Iridaceae Nadia Said Avila
Ixonanthaceae Paul Maas & Hiltje Maas-van de Kamer
Juglandaceae William Milliken
Juncaceae Henrik Balslev
Juncaginaceae Anna Haigh
Koeberliniaceae Victor Steinmann
Krameriaceae Jon Every & Amelia Baracat
Lacistemataceae Mac Alford
Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Gemma Bramley, Ray Harley & Alan Paton
Lardizabalaceae Maarten Christenhusz
Lauraceae André Chanderbali
Laxmanniaceae  
Lecythidaceae Daniela Zappi
Ledocarpaceae  
Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae Bente Klitgaard & Gwilym Lewis
Leguminosae-Mimosoideae Bente Klitgaard & Gwilym Lewis
Leguminosae-Papilionoideae Bente Klitgaard & Gwilym Lewis
Lentibulariaceae Cristina Mercedes Panfet Valdés
Lepidobotryaceae Jon Every
Lepuropetalaceae Jon Every
Liliaceae  
Limnanthaceae Vinicius Castro Souza
Limnocharitaceae Emerson Ricardo Pansarin
Linaceae Ricardo Secco
Linderniaceae Jon Every
Loasaceae Maximilian Weigend
Loganiaceae Daniela Zappi
Loranthaceae Dan Nickrent
Luzuriagaceae Marta Camargo de Assis
Lythraceae Shirley Graham & Taciana Barbosa Cavalcanti
Magnoliaceae Jon Every & Amelia Baracat
Malesherbiaceae  
Malpighiaceae  
Malvaceae_Bombacoideae Bente Klitgaard
Malvaceae_Brownlowioideae Bente Klitgaard
Malvaceae_Byttnerioideae Bente Klitgaard
Malvaceae_Grewioideae Bente Klitgaard
Malvaceae_Helicteroideae Bente Klitgaard
Malvaceae_Malvoideae Bente B. Klitgaard, Sara L. Edwards, Nicola Biggs & Sue Frisby
Malvaceae_Sterculioideae Bente Klitgaard
Malvaceae_Tilioideae Bente Klitgaard
Marantaceae Silvana Vieira
Marcgraviaceae Stefan Dressler
Martyniaceae Maarten Christenhusz
Mayacaceae Lidyanne Yuriko Saleme Aona
Melanthiaceae Marta Camargo de Assis
Melastomataceae Elizabeth Woodgyer
Meliaceae Terry Pennington
Memecylaceae Elizabeth Woodgyer
Menispermaceae William Milliken
Menyanthaceae Jon Every
Metteniusaceae Jon Every
Misodendraceae Dan Nickrent
Mitrastemonaceae Jon Every
Molluginaceae Daniela Zappi
Monimiaceae Susanne Renner
Moraceae José Eduardo da Silva Ribeiro
Moringaceae Jon Every
Muntingiaceae Bente Klitgaard
Musaceae Jon Every
Myricaceae William Milliken
Myristicaceae Denise Sasaki
Myrsinaceae Luís Bernacci
Myrtaceae Eve Lucas
Najadaceae Anna Haigh
Nartheciaceae Paul Maas & Hiltje Maas-van de Kamer
Nelumbonaceae Lidyanne Yuriko Saleme Aona & Daniela Zappi
Nyctaginaceae Alexa Paes Coelho
Nymphaeaceae Lidyanne Aona
Ochnaceae Pedro Fiaschi
Olacaceae s.l. Dan Nickrent
Oleaceae Julio Antonia Lombardi
Onagraceae Denise Sasaki
Opiliaceae Ronaldo Marquete
Orchidaceae Fábio de Barros
Orobanchaceae Vinicius Castro Souza
Oxalidaceae Pedro Fiaschi
Papaveraceae  
Parnassiaceae Jon Every
Passifloraceae Teonildes Nunes
Pellicieraceae Sara Edwards
Pentaphylacaceae Jon Every
Peraceae Hans-Joachim Esser
Peridiscaceae Jon Every
Philesiaceae Marta Camargo de Assis
Phyllanthaceae Marcos José da Silva
Phyllonomaceae Jon Every
Phytolaccaceae Victor Steinmann
Picramniaceae Jon Every
Picrodendraceae Hans-Joachim Esser
Piperaceae Elsie Franklin Guimarães & Daniela Monteiro
Plantaginaceae Vinicius Castro Souza
Platanaceae Jon Every
Plocospermataceae Nicky Biggs
Plumbaginaceae Jon Every
Poaceae (Gramineae) Hilda Maria Longhi-Wagner & Reyjane Patricia de Oliveira
Podostemaceae Claudia Petean Bove & C. Thomas Philbrick
Polemoniaceae Bente Klitgaard
Polygalaceae Claes Persson & Bente Eriksen
Polygonaceae Efigênia de Melo & Flávio França
Pontederiaceae Lidyanne Aona & Daniela Zappi
Portulacaceae Alexa Paes Coelho
Potamogetonaceae Anna Haigh
Proteaceae Ghillean T. Prance
Pterostemonaceae Jon Every
Putranjivaceae Hans-Joachim Esser
Quillajaceae Bente Klitgaard
Ranunculaceae Cassia Mônica Sakuragui
Rapateaceae Raquel Fernandes Monteiro
Resedaceae Vinicius Castro Souza
Restionaceae  
Rhabdodendraceae Ghillean T. Prance
Rhamnaceae Alex Monro
Rhizophoraceae Ghillean T. Prance
Rosaceae Rosangela Simão Bianchini
Rubiaceae Daniela Zappi
Ruppiaceae Anna Haigh
Ruscaceae  
Rutaceae Milton Groppo
Sabiaceae Eliana Ramos & Júlio A. Lombardi
Salicaceae Mac Alford & Irina Belyaeva
Samolaceae Jon Every
Santalaceae Dan Nickrent
Sapindaceae Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez
Sapotaceae Terry Pennington
Sarraceniaceae Jon Every
Saururaceae Paul Maas & Hitlje Maas-van de Kamer
Saxifragaceae Daniela Zappi
Schlegeliaceae Lucia Lohmann
Schoepfiaceae Dan Nickrent
Scrophulariaceae Vinicius Castro Souza
Setchellanthaceae Vinicius Castro Souza
Simaroubaceae  
Siparunaceae Susanne Renner
Smilacaceae Jesus Rodrigo Botina Papamija
Solanaceae Sandy Knapp
Sphenocleaceae Hitlje Maas-van de Kamer & Paul Maas
Staphyleaceae Vinicius Castro Souza
Stegnospermataceae Jon Every
Stemonuraceae Jon Every
Strelitziaceae Jon Every
Strychnaceae Daniela Zappi
Styracaceae Peter Fritsch
Surianaceae Bente Klitgaard
Symplocaceae Bertil Ståhl
Tapisciaceae Maarten Christenhusz
Tecophilaeaceae  
Tepuianthaceae Bente Klitgaard
Ternstroemiaceae (Pentaphylacaceae) John Every
Tetrachondraceae Vinicius Castro Souza
Tetrameristaceae Denise Sasaki
Theaceae Jon Every
Themidaceae  
Theophrastaceae Bertil Ståhl
Thismiaceae Hitlje Maas-van de Kamer & Paul Maas
Thurniaceae Paul Maas & Hitlje Maas-van de Kamer
Thymelaeaceae Bente Klitgaard & Amelia Baracat
Ticodendraceae William Milliken
Tofieldiaceae Anna Haigh
Tovariaceae Paul Maas & Hitlje Maas-van de Kamer
Trigoniaceae João Rodriguez Miguel & Elsie Franklin Guimarães
Triuridaceae Hiltje Maas-van de Kamer
Tropaeolaceae Daniela Zappi
Turneraceae María Mercedes Arbo
Typhaceae Lidyanne Aona
Ulmaceae Roseli Torres
Urticaceae (incl. Cecropiaceae) Alex Monro
Valerianaceae Nicholas Hind
Velloziaceae Renato de Mello-Silva
Verbenaceae Flávio Franca & Sandy Atkins
Violaceae Juliana Souza
Viscaceae Dan Vickrent
Vitaceae Julio Antonio Lombardi
Vivianiaceae Max Weigend
Vochysiaceae Flávio Franca
Winteraceae Jon Every
Xanthorrhoeaceae  
Xyridaceae Lisa Campbell, Maria das Graças Lapa Wanderley & Gisele Oliveira
Zannichelliaceae Anna Haigh
Zingiberaceae Paul Maas & Hitlje Maas-van de Kamer
Zosteraceae Anna Haigh
Zygophyllaceae  

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Technical support, input and advice

Thanks to Julie Dutilh (Universidade Estadual de Campinas); Paul Maas & Hiltje Maas-van de Kamer (University of Wageningen); Mathew Taylor (CBIT); George Staples (Singapore Botanic Garden); Theodore S. Cochrane (Eastern Illinois University); Gordon Tucker (Eastern Illinois University); Jovita Yesilyurt (Natural History Museum, London); Gemma Bramley, Neil Brummitt, Guillaume Danielou, Russell Hall, Don Kirkup, Rogier de Kok, James Morley, David Simpson, Emily Smith, Tim Utteridge, Jeff Wheatley, Paul Wilkin (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew). Neotropikey gratefully acknowledges William Hawthorne for permission to use a modified version of his 'plant characteristics', developed during a DFID-sponsored Field Guide project, as a starting point for the glossary provided with the Neotropikey family factsheets. See Oxford Field Herbarium website.

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Images

Many of the contributors provided photographs to illustrate their family treatments. The following individuals provided additional images for use in the key and the family synopses: Mac Alford (University of Southern Mississippi); Paul Maas, Lubbert Westra (University of Wageningen); Alex Monro (Natural History Museum, London); Denise Sasaki (Programa Flora Cristalino); Vinicius Castro Souza (Departamento de Ciências Biológicas /ESALQ /USP);Maximilian Weigend (Freie Universität, Berlin); Bill Baker, Peter Gasson, Gwilym Lewis, Nigel Taylor, Oliver Whaley, John Wood (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew); Donovan Bailey (New Mexico State University, USA); Fabian Michelangeli, Lawrence Kelly, Dennis Stevenson (New York Botanical Garden, USA), Carmen Ulloa U. (Missouri Botanical Garden, USA) and Paulina Hechenleitner (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh).

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The Neotropikey team at Kew

  • Amelia Baracat
  • Bente Klitgaard
  • William Milliken

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How to cite Neotropikey

Please cite this publication as: Milliken, W., Klitgård, B. & Baracat, A. eds (2009 onwards). Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.  www.kew.org/neotropikey (accessed [month day, year]).

For example: Milliken, W., Klitgård, B. & Baracat, A. eds (2009 onwards). Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics. www.kew.org/neotropikey (accessed June 22nd, 2010).

Please cite a family treatment in this publication as: [Author (year)]. Neotropical [Family]. In: Milliken, W., Klitgård, B. & Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics. www.kew.org/neotropikey (accessed [month day, year]).

For example: Every, J.L.R. (2010). Neotropical Fouquieriaceae. In: Milliken, W., Klitgård, B. & Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics. www.kew.org/neotropikey (accessed June 22nd, 2010).

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