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Wiehler, H. (1979). A REDUCTION OF PTEROBESLERIA TO BESLERIA (GESNERIACEAE). Selbyana, 5(2), 217–218. Retrieved from https://ojs.test.flvc.org/selbyana/article/view/120447


The genus Pterobesleria Morton, published in 1953, contains two= species, both native to Venezuela. Besleria L. is a genus of over 200 species distributed throughout the neotropics. Conrad Morton's revision of this largest taxon among the American Gesneriaceae, published in 1939, is still a very useful reference, for Besleria is a wen-defined and natural entity. There are very few species in this group with "aberrant" features or special developments, such as the reduced nectary in Besleria comosa Morton, or the cone-shaped berry fruit in B. labiosa Hanstein.


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