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Prepusa (plant)

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Prepusa is a genus of plants in the family Gentianaceae. There are five known species, all endemic to mountains in Brazil.[1][2]

It has been suggested that the name "prepusa" was derived from the Greek "πρεπουσα", which means "conspicuous", a references to the genus's unique flowers; another suggestion for its origin has been the Latin word "praeputium".[1]

Species

References

  1. ^ a b Calió, Maria Fernanda; Pirani, José Rubens; Struwe, Lena (2008). "Morphology-based phylogeny and revision of Prepusa and Senaea (Gentianaceae: Helieae) — rare endemics from eastern Brazil". Kew Bulletin. 63 (2): 169–191. doi:10.1007/s12225-008-9030-1. S2CID 1771844.
  2. ^ Hugh DeForrest Safford (1999). "Brazilian Paramos I. an Introduction to the Physical Environment and Vegetation of the campos de altitude". Journal of Biogeography. Blackwell Publishing. 26 (Vol. 26, No. 4 (Jul., 1999)): 694–712. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2699.1999.00313.x. JSTOR 2656173.
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Prepusa (plant): Brief Summary

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Prepusa is a genus of plants in the family Gentianaceae. There are five known species, all endemic to mountains in Brazil.

It has been suggested that the name "prepusa" was derived from the Greek "πρεπουσα", which means "conspicuous", a references to the genus's unique flowers; another suggestion for its origin has been the Latin word "praeputium".

Species Prepusa montana Prepusa connata Prepusa hookeriana Prepusa alata Prepusa viridiflora
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