Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Sibbaldia: a molecular phylogenetic study of a remarkably polyphyletic genus in Rosaceae
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany.
Show others and affiliations
2015 (English)In: Plant Systematics and Evolution, ISSN 0378-2697, E-ISSN 1615-6110, Vol. 301, no 1, 171-184 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Using DNA sequence data from nuclear ribosomal ITS in combination with plastid trnLF spacer and trnL intron data, we show that Sibbaldia is a polyphyletic assemblage. It falls into five separate clades of Potentilleae, three within Fragariinae and two within Potentilla (Potentillinae sensu Sojak). To a large extent, our results are congruent with Sojak's findings based on morphological characters such as anther structure. Four of the Sibbaldia species included in this study remain in Sibbaldia, while S. adpressa is classified in Sibbaldianthe, S. perpusilloides is considered to represent a new genus in Fragariinae, Chamaecallis Smedmark, S. micropetala is nested within the Potentilla anserina clade, and four species belong to a basal clade of Potentilla. The phylogenetic affinity of Sibbaldiopsis is still unsettled, but one of the three species that have been classified in the genus is found to belong inside Sibbaldia, and it should be named Sibbaldia retusa (O.F. Muller) T. Erikss. Further study will show whether the remaining two species, Potentilla cuneifolia and P. miyabei, are more closely related to Sibbaldia, Sibbaldianthe, or if they make up a distinct lineage separate from either of these.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 301, no 1, 171-184 p.
Keyword [en]
Bayesian inference, Phylogeny, Polyphyly, Potentilla, Sibbaldia, Taxonomy
National Category
Biological Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-113700DOI: 10.1007/s00606-014-1063-3ISI: 000347293700013OAI: diva2:796297


Available from: 2015-03-18 Created: 2015-02-09 Last updated: 2015-03-18Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text
By organisation
Department of Botany
In the same journal
Plant Systematics and Evolution
Biological Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 47 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link