29th Aug (Wed) 10:50 - 12:20; 13:30 - 15:00

Legume Morphology: diversity and evolution

Recent advances in the phylogenetic classification of Leguminosae have pointed out for the need to further improve our knowledge on the wide morphological diversity of the family. Morphological studies, besides useful for description of the wide array of phenotypes found in Leguminosae, are necessary to subsidize research on comparative morphology, homology, character evolution and the use of morphology in the systematics of Leguminosae. This symposium will present novelties that fill gaps in the knowledge about the diversity and evolution of legume morphology. Special attention will be given to floral development studies in order to celebrate the work of Dr. Shirley Tucker. Finally, the symposium will also focus on increasing collaborative work integrating legume morphology and systematics in order to produce a community-assembled morphological database.

ORGANIZERS: Brigitte Marazzi (Natural History Museum of Canton Ticino, Switzerland); Juliana Villela Paulino (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Leonardo Borges (Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil); Vidal Mansano (Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Simone de Pádua Teixeira (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)

1. General intro and homage to Shirley Tucker
Vidal de Freitas Mansano* (Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil )

2. Legume Wood anatomy: phylogenetic position and identification considerations in the context of the international timber trade, CITES and EU Timber Regulations.
Peter E Gasson* (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)

3. Morphoanatomy of extrafloral nectaries in Cynometra (Detarioideae)
Aleksandar Radosavljevic*1, Ítalo Antônio Cotta Coutinho2 (1Chicago Botanic Garden & Smithsonian Institution ;2Professor at the Universidade Federal do Ceará )

4. Extrafloral nectaries in Fabaceae: filling gaps in structural and anatomical diversity in the family
Ana M Gonzalez*1, Brigitte Marazzi2 (1Instituto de Botánica del Nordeste (CONICET-UNNE), Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Sargento Cabral 2131, 3400 Corrientes, Argentina;2Natural History Museum of Canton Ticino, Viale C. Cattaneo 4, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland )

5. Glands in Cajaninae Benth. subtribe (LEGUMINOSAE-PAPILIONOIDEAE-PHASEOLEAE): distribution, structure, and ultrastructure
Wanderleia de Vargas1, Silvia Rodrigues Machado1, Elisa Silva Cândido2, Pedro Hiroshi Pereira Murashima*1, Mohammad Vatanparast3, Gwilym Peter Lewis4, Ana Paula Fortuna-Perez1 (1Departamento de Botânica, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Estadual Paulista, 18618-000, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil;2Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 13083-862, Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil. ;3US National Herbarium (US), Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution-NMNH, MRC 166, 10th and Constitution Ave, Washington, D.C., 20560, USA.;4Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology Department, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, U.K )

6. Diversity and evolution of habit and fruit morphology in Desmodieae (Papilionoideae)
Florian Jabbour*, Myriam Gaudeul, Josie Lambourdière, Guillaume Ramstein, Alexandre Hassanin, Jean-Noël Labat, Corinne Sarthou (Institut Systématique Evolution Biodiversité (ISYEB), Muséum national d)

7. Division of labour hypothesis related to heteromorphic androecium in Leguminosae
Juliana Villela Paulino* (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

8. Floral morphology in Leguminosae based on an ontogenetic perspective.
Vidal de Freitas Mansano* (Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro )

9. Building an international and collaborative morphological framework for Leguminosae
Leonardo Borges* (Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Departamento de Botânica)

10. Wood anatomy of Genisteae and allied tribes
Anna V Stepanova*, Ben-Erik Van Wyk (1 University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Auckland Park 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa)

11. Morphological evidence for introgressive hybridization in the genus Psoralea L. (Psoraleeae, Fabaceae)
Abubakar Bello*1, Charles Stirton2, Samson Chimphango2, Muthama Muasya2 (1Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, P.M.B. 2218, Umaru Musa Yarádua University, Katsina, Katsina State, Nigeria;2Biological Sciences Department, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa )