Circumscription and phylogeny of the Laurales: evidence from molecular and morphological data.

  title={Circumscription and phylogeny of the Laurales: evidence from molecular and morphological data.},
  author={Susanne S. Renner},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  volume={86 9},
  • S. Renner
  • Published 1 September 1999
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • American journal of botany
The order Laurales comprises a few indisputed core constituents, namely Gomortegaceae, Hernandiaceae, Lauraceae, and Monimiaceae sensu lato, and an equal number of families that have recently been included in, or excluded from, the order, namely Amborellaceae, Calycanthaceae, Chloranthaceae, Idiospermaceae, and Trimeniaceae. In addition, the circumscription of the second largest family in the order, the Monimiaceae, has been problematic. I conducted two analyses, one on 82 rbcL sequences… 

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