Evolutionary relationships in Gorteria: A re-evaluation
2013 (English)In: Taxon, ISSN 0040-0262, Vol. 62, no 3, 537-549 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A molecular phylogeny of the mainly South African genus Gorteria is presented for the first time, based on Bayesian inference and parsimony analyses using DNA sequences from plastid trnL-F and from nuclear ETS and ITS regions. It is shown that the genus is strongly paraphyletic in relation to one subgroup of Hirpicium, a finding that changes the prevailing generic concept and circumscription of Gorteria and Hirpicium. Furthermore, Gorteria diffusa and G. personata both seem to be polyphyletic assemblages, comprised of some more or less well diagnosed monophyletic groups with different distributions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 62, no 3, 537-549 p.
Asteraceae, Gorteria, Hirpicium, molecular phylogenetics, South Africa
Research subject Plant Systematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-93134DOI: 10.12705/623.3ISI: 000322751100008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-93134DiVA: diva2:645115