A molecular phylogeny and classification of Bignoniaceae.

  title={A molecular phylogeny and classification of Bignoniaceae.},
  author={Richard G. Olmstead and Michelle L. Zjhra and L{\'u}cia G. Lohmann and Susan O. Grose and Andrew Eckert},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  volume={96 9},
Bignoniaceae are woody, trees, shrubs, and lianas found in all tropical floras of the world with lesser representation in temperate regions. Phylogenetic analyses of chloroplast sequences (rbcL, ndhF, trnL-F) were undertaken to infer evolutionary relationships in Bignoniaceae and to revise its classification. Eight clades are recognized as tribes (Bignonieae, Catalpeae, Coleeae, Crescentieae, Jacarandeae, Oroxyleae, Tecomeae, Tourrettieae); additional inclusive clades are named informally… CONTINUE READING
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