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Influence of biological and social-historical variables on the time taken to describe an angiosperm.

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Premise of the Study

By convention, scientific naming of angiosperm species began in 1753; it is estimated that 10–20% of species remain undescribed. To complete this task before rare, undescribed species go extinct, a better understanding of the description process is needed. The South American Cerrado biodiversity hotspot was considered a suitable model due to a high diversity of plants, habitats, and social history of species description.

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A randomized s...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.3732/ajb.1600120

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Cavallin, EK More by this author
Munhoz, CBR More by this author
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Christ Church
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Proença, CEB More by this author
The Darwin Initiative More from this funder
British Petroleum More from this funder
Programa Reflora More from this funder
Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development More from this funder
Brazilian Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel More from this funder
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Publisher:
American Journal of Botany Publisher's website
Journal:
American Journal of Botany Journal website
Volume:
103
Issue:
11
Pages:
2000-2012
Publication date:
2016-11-05
Acceptance date:
2016-09-26
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ISSN:
0002-9122 and 1537-2197
Pubs id:
pubs:661793
URN:
uri:07e43309-39fd-412f-8c15-a17ed3f1e538
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uuid:07e43309-39fd-412f-8c15-a17ed3f1e538
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pubs:661793

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