NEMUM: A revision

October 2005 to June 2006, MSc thesis

Systematic revision and phylogeny of the African genus Nemum (Cyperaceae). Five new taxa of the African genus Nemum (Cyperaceae) are recognised. The new combination Nemum angolense is made; three new species (Nemum atracuminatum, N. capitatum and N. raynalii) and a new subspecies (Nemum spadiceum subsp. spadolense) are described. The taxa are described and illustrated, and differences from their closest relatives are discussed. An identification key and commentaries on the interspecific affinities are included.
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Relevant publications:
Larridon I, Reynders M, Goetghebeur P. (2008). Novelties in Nemum (Cyperaceae). Belgian Journal of Botany 141 (2): 157-177.
Larridon I. (2006) Systematische revisie en fylogenie van het Afrikaanse genus Nemum (Cyperaceae). MSc thesis, Ghent University, Belgium: 185 p.

Researcher:
Prof. Dr. Isabel Larridon

Supervisors:
Prof. Dr. Paul Goetghebeur
Dr. Marc Reynders

Funding:
Ghent University
Department of Biology
Research Group Spermatophytes