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A phylogeny of Urophylleae (Rubiaceae) based on rps16 intron data


Semark, J E E; Rydin, C; Razafimandimbison, S G; Khan, S A; Liede-Schumann, S; Bremer, B (2008). A phylogeny of Urophylleae (Rubiaceae) based on rps16 intron data. Taxon, 57(1):24-32.

Abstract

This is the first study of phylogenetic relationships within the pantropical group Urophylleae. Previous studies have included few representatives from this group and little is known about its phylogeny. Here we use sequence data from the rps16 intron to address the question where the four genera Temnopteryx, Pentaloncha, Pleiocarpidia, and Poecilocalyx, which have sometimes been classified in this group, belong. By using different outgroups we show that there is conflict regarding the resolution among lineages in Rubioideae, which partly affects the support for relationships within Urophylleae. Urophylleae is shown to consist of two sister groups, one consisting of Old World taxa and one smaller including the New World genera Amphidasya and Raritebe, and as sister of these two groups the African monotypic genus Temnopteryx. Pentaloncha, Pleiocarpidia, and Poecilocalyx all belong in the large Old World clade, which only comprises taxa included in the original circumscription of Urophylleae. Relationships within this group are not completely resolved, but Poecilocalyx is found to be the sister of Stelechantha, and Pleiocarpidia to be the sister of Urophyllum leucophleum. Urophyllum is paraphyletic as it seems to include Maschalocorymbus, Pleiocarpidia, Praravinia, and Pravinaria. It is not clear from the present analysis whether Pauridiantha is monophyletic or not.

Abstract

This is the first study of phylogenetic relationships within the pantropical group Urophylleae. Previous studies have included few representatives from this group and little is known about its phylogeny. Here we use sequence data from the rps16 intron to address the question where the four genera Temnopteryx, Pentaloncha, Pleiocarpidia, and Poecilocalyx, which have sometimes been classified in this group, belong. By using different outgroups we show that there is conflict regarding the resolution among lineages in Rubioideae, which partly affects the support for relationships within Urophylleae. Urophylleae is shown to consist of two sister groups, one consisting of Old World taxa and one smaller including the New World genera Amphidasya and Raritebe, and as sister of these two groups the African monotypic genus Temnopteryx. Pentaloncha, Pleiocarpidia, and Poecilocalyx all belong in the large Old World clade, which only comprises taxa included in the original circumscription of Urophylleae. Relationships within this group are not completely resolved, but Poecilocalyx is found to be the sister of Stelechantha, and Pleiocarpidia to be the sister of Urophyllum leucophleum. Urophyllum is paraphyletic as it seems to include Maschalocorymbus, Pleiocarpidia, Praravinia, and Pravinaria. It is not clear from the present analysis whether Pauridiantha is monophyletic or not.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany
Dewey Decimal Classification:580 Plants (Botany)
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:29 Jan 2009 18:06
Last Modified:18 Feb 2018 10:39
Publisher:International Association for Plant Taxonomy
ISSN:0040-0262
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.2307/25065945
Official URL:http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iapt/tax/2008/00000057/00000001/art00003
Related URLs:http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iapt/tax/ (Publisher)

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