An updated index to genera, species, and infraspecific taxa of Neotropical Annonaceae


  • Paul J. M. Maas,

  • Lubbert Y. Th. Westra,

  • Heimo Rainer,

  • Adriana Q. Lobão,

  • Roy H. J. Erkens

P. J. M. Maas ( and Lubbert Y. Th. Westra, Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis (section NHN), Biosystematics Group, Wageningen Univ., Generaal Foulkesweg 37, NL-6703 BL Wageningen, the Netherlands – H. Rainer, Herbarium group, Dept of Plant Systematics and Evolution, Faculty Center Botany, Univ. Wien, Rennweg 14, AU-1030 Wien, Austria – A. Q. Lobão, Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Inst. de Pesquisas, Herbário, BR-22460-030 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. – R. H. J. Erkens, Ecology and Biodiversity group, Inst. of Environmental Biology, Utrecht Univ., Padualaan 8, NL-3584 CH Utrecht, the Netherlands. RHJE also at: Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis (section NHN), Leiden Univ., PO Box 9514, NL-2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands.


Annonaceae form the most diverse family within the Magnoliales. In 1990 an Index to generic names of Annonaceae was published and in 1994 an Index to Neotropical species of Annonaceae was compiled. Especially the latter proved an immensely useful tool for Neotropical botanists. Here, we present an updated Index of all valid names in Neotropical Annonaceae on the genus and species level. It also includes nomina nuda and orthographic variants. Reference and year of first publication, synonymy, and typification are mentioned. Several new combinations are made. In addition, some lectotypifications are proposed. A supplementary list is added of all Neotropical type collections.