PHYLOGENY AND GENERIC DELIMITATION OF THE METALASIA CLADE (ASTERACEAE-GNAPHALIEAE)
2011 (English)In: International journal of plant sciences, ISSN 1058-5893, Vol. 172, no 8, 1067-1075 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Metalasia clade, which consists of the genus Metalasia and a number of much smaller satellite genera, is a South African group in the tribe Gnaphalieae (Asteraceae). This study scrutinizes the phylogenetic relationships of the Metalasia clade by means of chloroplast (trnL-trnF, psbA-trnH) and nuclear (external transcribed spacer, internal transcribed spacer) sequence data. The Metalasia clade is confirmed to be a monophyletic group, and the phylogenetic positions of the included genera are determined. The genus Metalasia may be monophyletic if the monotypic Planea is included, but the node has very poor support and further studies are needed. The Metalasia species fall into two well-supported groups, distinguishing the members of Karis's Metalasia densa group from the others. Lachnospermum is shown to be monophyletic and is placed as a possible sister group to Metalasia. Phaenocoma is placed as sister to the branch consisting of Metalasia and Lachnospermum. Calotesta, Hydroidea, and Atrichantha form a clade, with the monotypic Dolichothrix as their sister group.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 172, no 8, 1067-1075 p.
Asteraceae, Gnaphalieae, Metalasia, molecular phylogenetics
Research subject Plant Systematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-70878DOI: 10.1086/661294ISI: 000297459200007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-70878DiVA: diva2:483456
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