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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1142-1149
Number of pages8
JournalSystematic Botany
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2014

Keywords

  • Evolution
  • Fabaceae
  • ITS
  • matK
  • seasonally dry tropical forests
  • systematics

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