Bonamia agrostopolis (Vell.) Hallier f.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay.

[KBu]

Wood, J.R.I. 2013. Bonamia (Convolvulaceae) in Bolivia. Kew Bulletin 68: 249. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-013-9452-2

Conservation
This is the most common of the species discussed in this paper both within Bolivia and in neighbouring countries. It should be categorised as Least Concern (LC).
Ecology
Known from Southern Brazil, Paraguay and southern Bolivia. Apparently widespread but infrequent within its distribution range. It grows in dry forest and dry forest relics, within Bolivia in Chaco and Chaco Serrano forest. Map 1.
Note
No type specimens are known to exist for the plants described in Vellozo’s Flora Fluminensis (1829) and typification has to be based on the often unsatisfactory illustrations. From Choisy (1845) onwards various authors have suggested that Bonamiaagrostopolis and B. burchellii are conspecific. However, Myint & Ward maintained them as separate based on the “large, glabrate, elliptic or oblong-elliptic leaves with impressed veins” of B. agrostopolis. It is not clear how they came to characterise the species in this way as nothing in either the description in Vellozo (1829) or in the Icones (Vellozo1831) indicates the leaves were glabrate or with impressed veins. The picture is clearly identifiable as a species of Bonamia of sect. Tricantha but the leaves are not particularly large and are similar to those of Burchell 2778 (K), the type of B. burchellii. The only specimen Myint & Ward cited as B. agrostopolis (YnesMexia 4999 (BM!)) clearly conforms to their concept of that species but specimens with large mature leaves and reduced indumentum are also seen in Bolivian material notably in Wood & Mamani 27483 and Nee 52675, this last apparently with leaves from the previous season. No other distinction between the two species is known and so I am treating them as synonyms under the oldest name. Since B. agrostopolis and the type of B. burchellii are similar in facies and both originate from coastal sandbanks in southern Brazil, I am selecting Burchell 2778 (K) as epitype of B. agrostopolisin order to help ensure the two names are interpreted in the same way.
Phenology
In Bolivia this species flowers from March to May.

Native to:

Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Paraguay

Bonamia agrostopolis (Vell.) Hallier f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mexia, Y. [4999], Brazil K000945561 Yes
Burchell [1720], Brazil Bonamia burchellii K000613147 Yes
Belém, B. [861], Brazil Bonamia burchellii K000945566 Yes
Glaziou, A. [18381], Brazil Bonamia burchellii K000945569 Yes
Vauthier [153], Brazil Bonamia burchellii K000945570 Yes
Glaziou, A. [14127], Brazil Bonamia burchellii K000945564 Yes
Lindley [19], Brazil Bonamia burchellii K000945563 Yes
Glaziou [13027], Brazil Bonamia burchellii K000945567 Yes
Burchell [2778], Brazil Bonamia burchellii K000945565 Yes
Ganev, W. [3026], Brazil Bonamia burchellii K000945562 Yes
Glaziou, A. [13027], Brazil Bonamia burchellii K000945568 Yes
Burchell [2778], Brazil Bonamia burchellii K000613148 Yes
Hassler, E. [9038], Paraguay Bonamia tomentosa K000613145 Yes
Hassler, E. [9038], Paraguay Bonamia tomentosa K000613146 Yes

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 16: 529, 563 (1893)

Accepted by

  • Bianchini, R.S., Ferreira, P.P.A. in Forzza, R.C. et al. (2010). Convolvulaceae Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Myint, T. & D.B. Ward (1968). A taxonomic revision of the genus Bonamia (Convolvulaceae) Phytologia 17: 121-239.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (2013). Bonamia (Convolvulaceae) in Bolivia Kew Bulletin 68: 249-260.

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Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bianchini, R.S., Ferreira, P.P.A. in Forzza, R.C. et al. (2010). Convolvulaceae Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.
  • Myint, T. & D.B. Ward (1968). A taxonomic revision of the genus Bonamia (Convolvulaceae) Phytologia 17: 121-239.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (2013). Bonamia (Convolvulaceae) in Bolivia Kew Bulletin 68: 249-260.

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