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A revision is given of the neotropical palm genus Bactris, based on the study of morphology and anatomy. Seventy-three species and 21 varieties are recognized. Seven new species and one new variety are described. Two new combinations are made. Seven lectotypes and nine neotypes are designated. This treatment includes keys, descriptions, black and white illustrations, and distribution maps.
Andrew J. Henderson is Curator, Institute of Systematic Botany at The New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY. He earned his Ph.D., City University of New York, NY (1987). Expertise: Systematics of Palmae. His research takes place in two different hemispheres and employs two different methodologies. In New York he carries out detailed, multivariate statistical analysis of morphological and geographical data taken from herbarium specimens of neotropical Palmae, principally from Central America. Recent examples of this research are published in American Journal of Botany and Systematic Botany. In the Old World, he carries out field-oriented research in connection with the preparation of various field guides to palms. Recent research has been carried out in India, Sri Lanka, China, and Myanmar. Future plans include more fieldwork in Myanmar for preparation of a guide to the palms of that country, and a similar project in Vietnam. These guides are a basis for the conservation and sustainable use of palms, especially the economically important rattans. Andrew J Henderson's Author Page