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Williams, N. H. (1978). POLLEN STRUCTURE AND THE SYSTEMATICS OF THE NEOTROPICAL GESNERIACEAE. Selbyana, 2(2/3), 310–322. Retrieved from https://ojs.test.flvc.org/selbyana/article/view/120419


The systematic study of the neotropical Gesneriaceae has increased greatly in the past decade, and as a result, a new system of classification has been proposed for the subfamily Gesnerioideae. The recent work of Wiehler
(1971, 1973a, b, 1975a-g, 1976, 1977) has led to a redefinition of a number of genera and tribes of the neotropical gesneriads. Wiehler (1977) divides the neotropical gesneriads into three subfamilies: the exclusively neotropical
Gesnerioideae, the austral Coroantheroideae with three genera in southern Chile, and the predominantly paleotropical Cyrtandroideae with one species found from Mexico to Ecuador and Venezuela. He further divides the neotropical Gesnerioideae into five tribes: Gesnerieae with one genus, Gloxinieae with 24 genera, Episcieae with 21 genera, Napeantheae with one genus, and Beslerieae with 7 genera. Skog (1976) recognized three genera in his recent treatment of the tribe Gesnerieae.


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