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Published In: Flora Boreali-Americana (Michaux) 1: 119. 1803. (Fl. Bor.-Amer.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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3. Gonolobus Michx. (angle-pod)

One hundred to 150 species, U.S., Mexico, Central America, South America, Caribbean Islands.

A number of authors have treated Gonolobus as a subgroup within Matelea (Steyermark, 1963; Drapalik, 1970; Hartman, 1986b; Gleason and Cronquist, 1991). Rosatti (1989) defended Woodson’s (1941) decision to keep the two genera separate, based on differences in anther structure and fruit morphology, noting that in tropical America, where most of the species grow, the overall distinctions between the two genera are much clearer than they might seem in the limited context of only the few temperate species.

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