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3 September 2014 A Phylogenetic Analysis of Molecular and Morphological Data Reveals a Paraphyletic Poecilanthe (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae)
Jose Eduardo Meireles, Ana Maria G. Azevedo Tozzi, Matt Lavin
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Abstract

Separate and combined Maximum Likelihood and Bayesian analyses of the papilionoid legume genus Poecilanthe sensu lato (Leguminosae) and other Genistoid genera were performed using molecular (nuclear ribosomal and chloroplast matK) and morphological data. The data are in excellent agreement that Poecilanthe is paraphyletic with respect to other genera of the tribe Brongniartieae. Each of the three independent lineages of Poecilanthe sensu lato combines a morphological, geographical, and ecological distinction. They will be ranked at the genus level and Poecilanthe sensu stricto is recircumscribed to encompass the extra-Amazonian species that occur in highly seasonal dry forests.

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Jose Eduardo Meireles, Ana Maria G. Azevedo Tozzi, and Matt Lavin "A Phylogenetic Analysis of Molecular and Morphological Data Reveals a Paraphyletic Poecilanthe (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae)," Systematic Botany 39(4), 1142-1149, (3 September 2014). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364414X683912
Published: 3 September 2014
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evolution
FABACEAE
ITS
matK
seasonally dry tropical forests
systematics
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