Intergeneric hybrids in the lychnideae (Caryophyllaceae)

@article{Kruckeberg2008IntergenericHI,
  title={Intergeneric hybrids in the lychnideae (Caryophyllaceae)},
  author={Arthur R. Kruckeberg},
  journal={Brittonia},
  year={2008},
  volume={14},
  pages={311-321}
}
Debate on the objectivity of the genus rarely has reached the intensity of that generated over the category of species. Taxonomists--alpha and omega, plant and animal have nearly all agreed that the genus is a category of convenience where generic limits are blurred (Mayr 1942, Stebbins 1950). Where extinction, isolation, or adaptive specialization has resulted in an abrupt and sharp discontinuity, the genus becomes a focal node in phylogeny and may be defined with a greater degree of… CONTINUE READING

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