Scratchpads are evoluving at an incredible rate. We are already at the version 2.0. Recently, they have added a great new functionality: Lucid Interactive keys. As I have had an interactive key of Annonaceae done for some time, with the help of David Johnson and based on the Couvreur et al 2012 publication, I jumped on the occasion to published it via AfroAnnons!
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This week we saw two new genera described or resurected, both from South East Asia. These genera have been segregated from the large and polypheletic genus Polyalthia (Chatrou et al 2012). So the taxonomy of the complicated genus is advancing which is great for Annonaceae systematics.
Check out the bibliography page for the references. The Phytotaxa article about Hubera (Chaowasku et al 2012) is open access.
In February 2012 I went on a field trip to Cameroon. The goal of this trip was to collect species of rattan palms for my master degree student. However, along the way I also made some nice collections of Annonaceae which I explain here.
All the new species of Annonaceae I have described to date come from Tanzania. I guess this isn’t a coincidence. Tanzania has a huge amount of diversity and a lot of it is still waiting to be described.
Today "Revison of the African genus Hexalobus (Annonaceae)" was published in Systematic Botany. This stems from the master degree work of Marleen Botermans, so congrats to her!
Detailed species information is already availible for the following genera, taken from the lastest revisions:
Isolona, Monodora, Mwasumbia and Hexalobus.
Check them out.
I'll be adding species descripitions to Annickia soon.