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1 January 2011 A Revision of the Large-Flowered Group of Basselinia Vieill. sect. Taloua H. E. Moore & Uhl (Arecaceae)
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Pintaud, J.-C. & F. W. Stauffer (2011). A revision of the large-flowered group of Basselinia Vieill. sect. Taloua H. E. Moore & Uhl (Arecaceae). Candollea 66: 147–154. In English, English and French abstracts.

The genus Basselinia Vieill. is endemic to New Caledonia and currently comprises 13 species. It was divided in two sections, sect. Basselinia H. E. Moore & Uhl which includes 5, mostly small and often caespitose species, and sect. Taloua H. E. Moore & Uhl, which includes 7 large and solitary species. One species, Basselinia glabrata Becc., remains unplaced to section because it had been once excluded from Basselinia and placed in a separate genus, Alloschmidia H. E. Moore, prior to the sectional treatment of Basselinia. Section Taloua H. E. appears morphologically the least specialized group of Basselinia, and within it, the large-flowered group of species retains the most plesiomorphic characteristics, in habit, inflorescence and floral structure. This group includes three species, one newly described here, Basselinia moorei J.-C. Pintaud & F. W. Stauffer, and two others, Basselinia velutina Becc. and Basselinia sordida H. E. Moore. Morphology, ecology and distribution of these species are addressed here.

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Jean-Christophe Pintaud and Fred W. Stauffer "A Revision of the Large-Flowered Group of Basselinia Vieill. sect. Taloua H. E. Moore & Uhl (Arecaceae)," Candollea 66(1), 147-154, (1 January 2011). https://doi.org/10.15553/c2011v661a17
Received: 8 July 2010; Accepted: 1 December 2010; Published: 1 January 2011
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