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Turnera sidoides is a complex of distylous perennial rhizomatous herbs that includes five subspecies. Since polyploidy has played a prominent role within this species (x = 7), ongoing studies in T. sidoides are focused on the understanding of the mechanisms involved in the origin and the establishment of polyploids. Therefore, aiming to contribute to the(More)
Knowledge of the chromosome variation in wild populations is essential to understand the pathways and restrictions of karyotype evolution in plants. The aim of this study is to conduct an intraspecific analysis of the karyotypes by fluorochrome banding and ribosomal DNA (rDNA) loci detection by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and of the meiotic(More)
The genome size was surveyed in 13 Notolathyrus species endemic to South America by flow cytometry and analyzed in an evolutionary and biogeographic context. A DNA content variation of 1.7-fold was registered, and four groups of species with different DNA content were determined. Although, the 2C values were correlated with the total chromosome length and(More)
Cytogeographical variability among 564 plants from 26 populations of Turnera sidoides subsp. pinnatifida in mountain ranges of central Argentina was analysed with meiotic chromosome counts and flow cytometry and is described at regional and local scales. Populations were primarily tetraploids (2n = 4x = 28), although diploid (2n = 2x = 14), hexaploid (2n =(More)
Notolathyrus is a section of South American endemic species of the genus Lathyrus. The origin, phylogenetic relationship and delimitation of some species are still controversial. The present study provides an exhaustive analysis of the karyotypes of approximately half (10) of the species recognized for section Notolathyrus and four outgroups (sections(More)
Turnera sidoides is a complex of outcrossing, perennial, rhizomatous herbs that is widely distributed in southern South America. Five subspecies are recognized taxonomically based on morphological features and geographical distribution. In certain regions, the areas of distribution of the subspecies overlap partially. In such contact zones, the extent of(More)
Turnera sidoides is a complex of dystilous perennial rhizomatous herbs with five subspecies in which diploid (2n = 2x = 14) to octoploid (2n = 8x = 56) cytotypes were found. Previous studies have suggested an autopolyploid origin of the complex, and provided evidence for the production of 2n pollen in experimental conditions as well as in natural(More)
With the objective of contributing to understanding the patterns of variation within the Turnera sidoides complex, a detailed evaluation of morphological variation along the range of T. sidoides subsp. pinnatifida was performed. A multivariate analysis based on leaf traits and flower colour data enabled differentiation of five morphotypes. Common-garden(More)
Schizachyrium sulcatum, distributed in Brazil, Bolivia and Colombia, is described, illustrated, and reported for the first time from Peru and Venezuela. Synonymy, geographical distribution, ecology, and a list of representative specimens examined are provided. Characters of taxonomic value are established in order to differentiate this species fromS.(More)
Our aim was to assess the degree of morphological differentiation of a group of taxa of Schizachyrium Nees, which presents similar inflorescences and shares habitat and geographic areas: Schizachyrium bimucronatum, S. condensatum, S. lactiflorum, S. microstachyum subsp. microstachyum, S. microstachyum subsp. elongatum, and S. plumigerum. To accomplish this(More)