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A taxonomic synopsis of Altingiaceae with nine new combinations

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Specimen data for a taxonomic synopsis of the Altingiaceae is presented, including the taxonomic enumeration and distribution of 15 recognized species based on studies of specimens from 24 herbaria throughout the distributional range of the taxa.

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Altingiaceae; plantae; Liquidambar; taxonomic synopsis; Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Stefanie Ickert-Bond
Curator of the Herbarium (ALA)
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Dr. 99775-6960 Fairbanks Alaska US 907-474-6277

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Stefanie Ickert-Bond
Curator of the Herbarium (ALA)
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Dr. 99775-6960 Fairbanks Alaska US 907-474-6277

Who filled in the metadata:

Stefanie Ickert-Bond
Curator of the Herbarium (ALA)
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Dr. 99775-6960 Fairbanks Alaska US 907-474-6277

Who else was associated with the resource:

Stefanie Ickert-Bond
Curator of the Herbarium (ALA)
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Dr. 99775-6960 Fairbanks Alaska US 907-474-6277
Custodian Steward
Emily Wood
Herbarium of the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University 22 Divinity Ave. 02138 Cambridge Massachusetts US
Custodian Steward
R. Huxley
Collections Leader
Herbarium, Dept. of Botany, The Natural History Museum Cromwell Road SW7 5DB London SW7 5DB 44-207-9425529
Custodian Steward
Tippan Sadakorn
Bangkok Herbarium Botany and Weed Science Division Department of Agriculture Phaholyothin Road, Chatuchak 10900 Bangkok TH 66- 2/ 940 5628
Custodian Steward
O. Seberg
Herbarium Botanical Garden Natural History Museum of Denmark Øster Farimagsgade 2C DK-1353 København K 45- 35 32 22 00
Custodian Steward
David Harris
Herbarium Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland Edinburgh GB 44 -131/ 248-2894
Custodian Steward
H. Thorsten Lumbsch
Department Chair
Herbarium Botany Department Field Museum of Natural History 1400 South Lake Shore Drive 60605-2496 Chicago Illinois US 1 312/ 665-7861
Custodian Steward
Chiara Nepi
Head Curator
Herbarium Universitatis Florentinae Botanical Section Natural History Museum Via G. La Pira 4 I-50121 Florence IT
Custodian Steward
Pingsheng Hsu
Herbarium Biology Department School of Life Sciences Fudan University 200433 Shanghai Shanghai CN 86- 21/ 549 2222
Custodian Steward
Charles Davis
Herbaria Harvard University 22 Divinity Avenue 02138-2020 Cambridge Massachusetts 1- 617/ 495-2365
Custodian Steward
Chen Xiang
Herbarium Plant Taxonomy Group Institute of Biology Guizhou Academy of Sciences Xiao He 550009 Guiyang Guizhou CN 86- 851/ 384 4315
Custodian Steward
Nguyen Tien Ban
Herbarium Botany Department Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources National Center for Natural Sciences and Technology Hoang Quoc Viet Street Cau Giay, Hanoi VN 84- 4/ 7564 169
Custodian Steward
Dian-Xiang Zhang
Herbarium The Chinese Academy of Sciences South China Botanical Garden 510650 Guangzhou Guangdong CN 86- 20/ 3725 2548
Custodian Steward
Asuman Efe
Herbaryumu Orman Fakültesi Faculty of Forestry, Forest Botany University of Istanbul Bahçeköy-Büyükdere Istanbul TR 90-212/ 226 11 00
Custodian Steward
David Simpson
Acting Keeper
Herbarium Royal Botanic Gardens TW9 3AE, England Kew, Richmond Surrey GB 44- 020/ 8332 5212
Custodian Steward
Lynda Brooks
Herbarium Linnean Society of London Burlington House, Piccadilly W1J 0BF, England London GB
Xing-Jun Tian
Herbarium Biology Department School of Life Science Nanjing University 210093 Nanjing Jiangsu CN 86- 25/ 359 2705
Custodian Steward
Barbara Thiers
Director of the Herbarium
William and Lynda Steere Herbarium New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Blvd. 10458-5126 Bronx New York
Custodian Steward
Caroline Loup
Collections Manager
Herbier National de Paris Département de Systématique et Evolution Phanérogamie Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle 16 rue Buffon F-75005 Paris FR 33- 1/ 40 79 33 53
Custodian Steward
Xian-Chun Zhang
Chinese National Herbarium Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences 20 Nanxincun Xiangshan 100093 Beijing CN 86- 10/ 62836476
Custodian Steward
Hung-ta Chang
Herbarium Biology Department Botanical Division Zhongshan (Sun Yatsen) University 510275 Guangzhou Guangdong CN 86- 20/ 446300
Custodian Steward
Rusty Russell
Collections Manager
United States National Herbarium Department of Botany NMNH, MRC-166 Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012 20013-7012 Washington District of Columbia 202/ 633-0920

Geographic Coverage

Specimens were originally collected in Belize, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaya, Mexico, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Thailand, Turkey, Union of Myamar, United States, and Vietnam.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-7.01, -105.47], North East [47.04, 139.57]

Taxonomic Coverage

A taxonomic synopsis of the Altingiaceae is provided The following nine new combinations are herein made: Liquidambar cambodiana (Lecomte) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen, L. caudata (H. T. Chang) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen, L. chingii (Metcalf) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen, L. gracilipes (Hemsl.) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen, L. multinervis (Cheng) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen, L. obovata (Merrill & Chun) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen, L. poilanei (Tardieu) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen, L. siamensis (Craib) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen, L. yunnanensis (Rehder & Wilson) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen

Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Altingiaceae (Sweet-gum family)
Genus  Liquidambar (Sweet-gum)
Species  Liquidambar cambodiana (Lecomte) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen,  Liquidambar caudata (H. T. Chang) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen,  Liquidambar chingii (Metcalf) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen,  Liquidambar gracilipes (Hemsl.) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen,  Liquidambar multinervis (Cheng) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen,  Liquidambar obovata (Merrill & Chun) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen,  Liquidambar poilanei (Tardieu) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen,  Liquidambar siamensis (Craib) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen,  Liquidambar yunnanensis (Rehder & Wilson) Ickert-Bond & J. Wen

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1835-01-01 / 2004-01-01

Project Data

No Description available

Title Boyd Postdoctoral Fellow, The Field Museum, Chicago, Dept. Botany and Pritzker Lab for Molecular Evolution and Systematics
Funding Field Dreams Grant, The Field Museum, Woman’s Board, Chicago, Illinois Boyd Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois Explorers Grant NGS-7644-04, National Geographic Society National Science Foundation DEB-0108536 Collaborative research grant from the Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Study Area Description North America, Mexico, Asia (W & E). Extensive field work in SE Asia in Cambodia, Vietnam and China, as well as in Mexico, included both field collections and observations as well as review of specimens in local herbaria.
Design Description Taxonomic synopsis of Altingiaceae

The personnel involved in the project:

Stefanie Ickert-Bond

Sampling Methods

Field work included collection of voucher specimens and some population-level genetic sampling preserved in silica gel.

Study Extent Altingiaceae in the countries specified

Method step description:

  1. DNA exxtraction, PCR sequencing, and phylogenetic analysis. Morphological review of specimens for construction of dichotomous keys and resulting in taxonomic synopsis.

Collection Data

Collection Name Altingiaceae
Collection Identifier Herbarium specimens
Parent Collection Identifier Vascular plants
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed

Additional Metadata

Publication that have used some of the current data include: Morris, A.B., S.M. Ickert-Bond, B.D. Brunson, D.E. Soltis, and P.S. Soltis. 2008. Intraspecific divergence time estimation reveals temporal complexity in phylogeographic patterns of American sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua). Molecular Ecology 17: 3889–3900. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.03875.x Ickert-Bond, S.M., K. B. Pigg, and J. Wen. 2007. Comparative infructescence morphology in Altingia Noronha and discordance between morphological and molecular phylogenies. American Journal of Botany 94:1094-1115. doi: 10.3732/ajb.94.7.1094 Ickert-Bond, S.M., and J. Wen. 2006. Phylogeny and biogeography of Altingiaceae: evidence from combined analysis of five non-coding chloroplast regions. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39: 512-528. Ickert-Bond, S.M., K.B. Pigg, and J. Wen. 2005. Comparative infructescence morphology and anatomy in Liquidambar L. (Altingiaceae) and its evolutionary significance. American Journal of Botany 92 (8):1234-1255. doi: 10.3732/ajb.92.8.1234

Purpose The dataset was produced in support of a taxonomic synopsis of Altingiaceae (sweet-gum family) and is based on ~ 1,5000 herbarium voucher specimens across the distributional range of the Altingiaceae and is derived from consultation of ~20 herbaria.
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