Mayaca

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This article is about the plant genus. For the former Indian tribe in Florida, see Mayaca people.


Mayaca
Mayaca fluviatilis clean.jpg
Mayaca fluviatilis
1775 ilustration[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Mayacaceae
Kunth[2]
Genus: Mayaca
Aubl.
Synonyms[3]
  • Biaslia Vand.
  • Syena Schreb.
  • Coletia Vell.

Mayaca is a genus of flowering plants, often placed in its own family, the Mayacaceae.[4][5] In the APG II system of 2003, it is assigned to the order Poales in the clade commelinids. The Cronquist system, of 1981, also recognised such a family and placed it in the order Commelinales in the subclass Commelinidae.

The group is widely distributed in Latin America from Mexico to Argentina, as well as in the West Indies, the southeastern United States, and central Africa.[3][6][7] [8]

Species[edit]

Eighteen or so species names have been proposed, but only 6 are generally accepted as distinct.[9]

  1. Mayaca baumii Gürke - Congo-Brazzabille, Zaïre, Angola, Zambia
  2. Mayaca fluviatilis Aubl. - southeastern United States from Texas to North Carolina; West Indies (Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad); Latin America from central Mexico to Argentina
  3. Mayaca kunthii Seub. in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. - Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay
  4. Mayaca longipes Mart. ex Seub. - Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, the Guianas
  5. Mayaca madida (Vell.) Stellfeld - Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, the Guianas, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina
  6. Mayaca wrightii Griseb. - Cuba

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean Baptiste Christophe Fusée Aublet (1720-1778) - Histoire des plantes de la Guiane Francoise vol. 3 pl. 15 (http://www.botanicus.org/page/361195)
  2. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  3. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Sutton, D. A. & R. Khan. 1994. 258. Mayacaceae. 6: 173–174. In G. Davidse, M. Sousa Sánchez & A.O. Chater (eds.) Fl. Mesoamer.. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D. F.
  5. ^ Flora of North America, vol 22, Mayacaceae Kunth
  6. ^ Biota of North America Program, 2013 county distribution map for Mayaca fluviatilis
  7. ^ Lourteig, A. 1952. Mayacaceae. Notul. Syst. (Paris. ) 14: 30--33. 1952. Lourteig, A. 1960. Distribution géographique des Mayacacées. Compt. Rend. Sommaire Séances Soc. Biogéogr. 323/2536[323]: 31--35.
  8. ^ Thieret, J. W. 1975. The Mayacaceae in the southeastern United States. J. Arnold Arbor. 56: 248--255.
  9. ^ "The Plant List - Mayaca". 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 

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