Annonaceae - Flora of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana

Edited by: Paul J. M. Maas, lubbert Y. Th. Westra, Heimo Rainer, Uwe Scharf, Hiltje maas-van de Kamer, Roy H. J. Erkens, Tinde van andel & Susana Arias Guerrero

Published on 09 November 2023

With about 2500 species distributed all around the world, the tropical family Annonaceae is among the largest families of Angiosperms, and one of the largest ones with woody species. It is well represented in the three Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana), with 140 species distributed in 19 genera. This geographic perimeter is part of the larger and more important biogeographic region of the Guiana Shield, whose floristic composition has close affinities with the Amazonian Basin.  Annona, Duguetia, Guatteria and Xylopia are the most diversified in the area as well as in the whole South American continent... More