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A systematic study of the subtribe Espeletiinae (Heliantheae, Asteraceae)

Author: José Cuatrecasas; Harold Ernest Robinson; Warren Lambert Wagner
Publisher: Bronx, N.Y. : New York Botanical Garden Press, ©2013.
Series: Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden, v. 107.
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In 1932, José Cuatrecasas made his first visit to the high-altitude zones of the northern Andes in South America. He was struck by the rich and complex vegetation of the páramos of Colombia; in particular, the bizarre life-form of Espeletia gave him "the impression of being confronted with a different world." At the time of his death in 1996 at the age of 93, Cuatrecasas had nearly completed his ambitious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Classification
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: José Cuatrecasas; Harold Ernest Robinson; Warren Lambert Wagner
ISBN: 9780893275143 089327514X
OCLC Number: 842155524
Notes: Foreword by Harold Robinson and acknowledgements by Warren L. Wagner.
Description: xii, 689 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Abstract --
Foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Additional acknowledgments --
Chronological sketch of systematic studies --
Life-forms --
Time and place of origin --
Distribution and environment --
Relationships of the Espeletiinae --
Morphological characteristics of genera and species --
Transectional anatomy of stems and leaves --
Synflorescences --
The floral concept of the capitulum in the development of the angiosperms --Pollination and dispersal --
Visiting and resident fauna --
Endangered species, economic uses, and conservation --
Characterization of subtribe Espeletiinae cuatrecasas --
Espeletia --
Carramboa --
Tamania --
Libanothamnus --
Ruilopezia --
Coespeletia --
Paramiflos --
Bibliography --
Appendices.
Series Title: Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden, v. 107.
Responsibility: José Cuatrecasas.

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In 1932, José Cuatrecasas made his first visit to the high-altitude zones of the northern Andes in South America. He was struck by the rich and complex vegetation of the páramos of Colombia; in particular, the bizarre life-form of Espeletia gave him "the impression of being confronted with a different world." At the time of his death in 1996 at the age of 93, Cuatrecasas had nearly completed his ambitious taxonomic revision of this fascinating group of plants. Seven genera of subtribe Espeletiinae are included here: Espeletia, Carramboa, Tamania, Libanothamnus, Ruilopezia, Coespeletia, and Paramiflos. (The eighth and final genus, Espeletiopsis, was summarized briefly in a separate paper in 1996.) The 269 botanical illustrations, 60 micrographs, and 190 monochrome photographs provide a wealth of historical, ecological, phytogeographical, anatomical, and cytological information -- P. 4 of cover.

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