A comprehensive generic‐level phylogeny of the sunflower family: Implications for the systematics of Chinese Asteraceae

  title={A comprehensive generic‐level phylogeny of the sunflower family: Implications for the systematics of Chinese Asteraceae},
  author={Zhixi Fu and Bohan Jiao and Bao Nie and Guojin Zhang and Tiangang Gao},
  journal={Journal of Systematics and Evolution},
The sunflower family (Asteraceae) is the largest and the most diverse flowering plant family, comprising 24 000–30 000 species and 1600–1700 genera. In China, Asteraceae are also the largest family, with approximately 2336 indigenous species in 248 genera. In the past two decades, molecular phylogenetic analyses has contributed greatly to our understanding of the systematics of Asteraceae. Nevertheless, the large‐scale analyses and knowledge about the relationships of Chinese Asteraceae at the… 
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