Further evidence for paraphyly of the Celtidaceae from the chloroplast gene matK

  title={Further evidence for paraphyly of the Celtidaceae from the chloroplast gene matK},
  author={Bao-Hua Song and X.-Q. Wang and Feifei Li and Deyuan Hong},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
Abstract. Based on the chloroplast matK gene sequence, a phylogenetic analysis of the Urticales in its traditional circumscription and its putative affinities produced three equally most parsimonious trees with tree length=1527 steps, CI=0.6863 and RI=0.6352, indicating that the Ulmaceae s. l. are polyphyletic while the Celtidaceae are paraphyletic, and particularly, Cannabis and Humulus in the Cannabaceae are consistently nested within the Celtidaceae. Therefore, the present data strongly… 

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