A molecular phylogenetic study of southern African Apiaceae.

  title={A molecular phylogenetic study of southern African Apiaceae.},
  author={Carolina Isabel Calvi{\~n}o and Patricia M. Tilney and B-E. van Wyk and Stephen R. Downie},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  volume={93 12},
It has been suggested that southern Africa is the origin of the predominantly herbaceous Apiaceae subfamily Apioideae and that the woody habit is plesiomorphic. We expand previous molecular phylogenetic analyses of the family by considering all but three of the approximately 38 genera native to southern Africa, including all genera whose members, save one, have a woody habit. Representatives of five other genera are included because they may be closely related to these southern African taxa… 

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