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Table 3 Twenty most speciose genera among trees of Panama

From: Trees of Panama: A complete checklist with every geographic range

Genus (Family) Number of species Percent of species
Miconia (Melastomataceae) 107 3.5
Palicourea (Rubiaceae) 92 3.0
Ardisia (Primulaceae) 65 2.1
Piper (Piperaceae) 63 2.1
Inga (Fabaceae) 54 1.8
Ocotea (Lauraceae) 46 1.5
Solanum (Solanaceae) 45 1.5
Conostegia (Melastomataceae) 42 1.4
Psychotria (Rubiaceae) 40 1.3
Eugenia (Myrtaceae) 38 1.2
Ficus (Moraceae) 37 1.2
Clusia (Clusiaceae) 31 1.0
Guatteria (Annonaceae) 26 0.9
Faramea (Rubiaceae) 25 0.8
Pouteria (Sapotaceae) 25 0.8
  1. The appearance of Palicourea second instead of Psychotria reflects major taxonomic revisions moving species between the two genera (Taylor 2015; Borhidi 2017). The fourth ranking genus, Piper, is in the process of major revision and the species number will probably increase with the completion of the Piperaceae volume for Flora Mesoamericana