Robert F. C. Naczi

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In the last decade, efforts to reconstruct suprageneric phylogeny of the Cyperaceae have intensified. We present an analysis of 262 taxa representing 93 genera in 15 tribes, sequenced for the plastid rbcL and trnL-F (intron and intergenic spacer). Cyperaceae are monophyletic and resolved into two clades, here recognised as Mapanioideae and Cyperoideae, and(More)
The carnivorous plant family Sarraceniaceae comprises three genera of wetland-inhabiting pitcher plants: Darlingtonia in the northwestern United States, Sarracenia in eastern North America, and Heliamphora in northern South America. Hypotheses concerning the biogeographic history leading to this unusual disjunct distribution are controversial, in part(More)
We investigate the species discriminatory power of a subset of the proposed plant barcoding loci (matK, rbcL, rpoC1, rpoB, trnH-psbA) in Carex, a cosmopolitan genus that represents one of the three largest plant genera on earth (c. 2000 species). To assess the ability of barcoding loci to resolve Carex species, we focused our sampling on three of the(More)
Field studies as well as principal components analysis and analyses of variance of specimen measurements revealed morphologic variation within Carex willdenowii correlated with differences in geographical distribution and habitat characteristics. C. willdenowii is actually a complex of three species, C. basiantha Steudel, C. willdenowii Willdenow, and C.(More)
A taxonomic study by Naczi, Reznicek, and Ford (American Journal of Botany, 85, 434-447, 1998) has determined that three species (Carex willdenowii, C. basiantha, and C. superata) can be recognized within the C. willdenowii complex. To determine the amount of genetic divergence within and between these species, allozyme analyses were conducted on 14(More)
Sedges are often viewed as difficult subjects for morphology-based phylogenetic analysis, due to several difficulties, including finding an adequate number of characters to yield well-resolved and well-supported trees, correctly assessing homology of characters and character states, and selecting appropriate outgroups for character state polarizations. The(More)
Allozyme variation was examined inCarex sect.Phyllostachys (Cyperaceae) to study the effects of species-specific traits and phylogenetic relatedness on genetic structure. In contrast to the findings of similar studies, genetic variability in thePhyllostachys is poorly correlated with geographic range and putative differences in breeding systems (as inferred(More)
Allozyme variation was examined inCarex sect.Phyllostachys (Cyperaceae) to provide insight into phylogenetic relationships hypothesized in an earlier study and to determine the degree of genetic differentiation within and between taxa. Genetic identity values are concordant with the morphological differences found between species. The lowest values are(More)
Although the polyphyletic genus Scirpus L. s.l. (formerly > 200 species) has been divided into more than 50 separate genera and now consists of only 64 species, its circumscription remains problematical. Three new genera have been segregated from Scirpus s.s. in the past decade, and the delimitation of Scirpus from its possible sister genus Eriophorum L.(More)
The New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada is an active project by New York Botanical Garden building upon the long history of floristic investigation for the large region. The chief goal of the New Manual is to enable identification of all vascular plants established and growing spontaneously in the region. New(More)