Bordasia Notes

Bordasia bicornis Krapov.

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Bordasia is a recently described monotypic genus [a] recorded from Paraguay [1]. The generic name honours E.E. Bordas, one of the collecting team.

Details of the plant are not conveniently available, and I am therefore unable to describe its morphology. However, I have seen the abstracts for the two papers [a, b] on this taxon, which indicate that it is related to Sida, and I hence I can identify its taxomomic position as being within subtribe Abutilinae. The specific name refers to the fruit morphology.


  1. IPNI


  1. Krapovickas, Bordasia Krapov., nueva genero de Malvaceas, Bonplandia (Corrientes) 12(1-4): 133-135 (2003)
  2. Cuadrado, Estudio morfológico del polen de Bordasia bicornis (Malvaceae), Bonplandia (Corrientes) 12(1-4): 135-140 (2003)

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