A taxonomic revision is given of the Neotropical genus Oxandra (Annonaceae). Within the genus 27 species are recognized, 4 of which are new to science. Most of the species are occurring in tropical South America, whereas a few (6) are found in Mexico and Central America and two in the West Indies (Greater and Lesser Antilles). A key to all species is provided. The treatment includes chapters about the history of the genus and morphology. All species are fully described, including full synonymy, notes on distribution and ecology, field observations (when available), vernacular names (when given), and mostly short notes about relationships of the species concerned. For each species a distribution map is made. At the end of the revision a complete list of vernacular names is included.

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Keywords Annonaceae, Neotropics, Oxandra, taxonomy, vernacular names
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.3767/000651916X694283
Journal Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Junikka, L, Maas, P.J.M, Maas-van de Kamer, H, & Westra, L.Y.Th. (2016). Revision of Oxandra (Annonaceae). Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 61, 215–266. doi:10.3767/000651916X694283