Molecular Phylogeny of Stryphnodendron (Mimosoideae, Leguminosae) and Generic Delimitations in the Piptadenia Group

  title={Molecular Phylogeny of Stryphnodendron (Mimosoideae, Leguminosae) and Generic Delimitations in the Piptadenia Group},
  author={Marcelo Fragomeni Simon and Jos{\'e} Floriano Bar{\^e}a Pastore and Adriana Ferreira de Souza and Leonardo M. Borges and Viviane R. Scalon and P{\'e}tala Gomes Ribeiro and Juliana Santos-Silva and Vinicius Castro Souza and Luciano P. DE Queiroz},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  pages={44 - 59}
Premise of research. Despite recent progress on the systematics of the Leguminosae, the relationships between some genera, as well as their circumscriptions, remain uncertain. Here we investigate the relationships between Stryphnodendron and closely related genera in the Piptadenia group, a clade of problematic taxonomy for which a robust phylogenetic hypothesis is still lacking. Methodology. Taxonomic sampling included 23 species of Stryphnodendron (77% of the genus) and representatives of… 

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