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Phylogenetic relationships in the Gesnerioideae (Gesneriaceae) based on nrDNA ITS and cpDNA trnL‐F and trnE‐T spacer region sequences†
This study presents maximum parsimony and maximum likelihood phylogenetic analyses of nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer regions (ITS) and chloroplast DNA trnL intron,trnF intergenic spacer region, and trnE‐trnT intergenicSpacer region sequences, and suggests that Sinningia and relatives should be considered as a separate tribe.
Untangling Gloxinieae (Gesneriaceae). II. Reconstructing Biogeographic Patterns and Estimating Divergence Times Among New World Continental and Island Lineages
Estimations of the timing of movement of these lineages among these land masses suggests that the Greater Antilles/Aves Ridge landbridge likely played a role in dispersal events and that the Gloxinieae/Gesnerieae lineage likely arrived in the Central America/Caribbean zone at least 26 million years ago.
Evolutionary breakdown of pollination specialization in a Caribbean plant radiation.
Results suggest that pollinator depauperate faunas on islands select for the evolution of reproductive assurance mechanisms, including generalization and autogamy.
A study of the tribe Gesnerieae, with a revision of Gesneria (Gesneriaceae, Gesnerioideae)
A study is made of the tribe Gesnerieae of the family Gesneriaceae from the West Indies, giving information on history, anatomy and morphology, pollination and dispersal, and hybridization in the tribe.
A revision of Paraboea Gesneriaceae
The genus Paraboea Ridl. (Gesneriaceae) is revised. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, southern China, India (Assam), Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi), Laos, Malaysia
Untangling Gloxinieae (Gesneriaceae). I. Phylogenetic patterns and generic boundaries inferred from nuclear, chloroplast, and morphological cladistic datasets
Maximum parsimony phylogenetic analyses suggest that the genera Gloxinia, Phinaea, and (possibly) Diastema are polyphyletic; Kohleria is paraphyletic in relation to Capanea; Bellonia and Pheidonocarpa should be considered members of tribe Gesnerieae; and Lembocarpus is a member of tribe Episcieae.
Phylogenetic relationships and generic boundaries in the Episcieae (Gesneriaceae) inferred from nuclear, chloroplast, and morphological data
P phylogenetic analyses utilizing two molecular and morphological datasets and one morphological dataset combined in a total evidence analysis show Drymonia is weakly supported and is shown here to be morphologically diverse and in need of further evaluation.
New taxa, new combinations, and notes on Chinese Gesneriaceae
Preparation of the Gesneriaceae for the Flora of China has revealed new taxa, including one new genus, Paraisometrum, and seven new combinations, including Chirita de- missa, Hemiboea subcapitata var.
A review of the Neotropical genera Amalophyllon , Niphaea , and Phinaea (Gesneriaceae - Gloxinieae)
Amalophyllon, originally described in Scrophulariaceae, is here recognized as a member of Gesneriaceae and as the first available generic name for the majority of the species previously included in Phinaea.