Multiple origin of the tropical forest tree family Icacinaceae.

  title={Multiple origin of the tropical forest tree family Icacinaceae.},
  author={Jesper K{\aa}rehed},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  volume={88 12},
  • J. Kårehed
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Biology
  • American journal of botany
Analyses of DNA sequences from four genes (ndhF, rbcL, atpB, and 18S rDNA) and morphological data show that the members of the tropical forest tree family Icacinaceae do not have a common origin. All of the genera earlier placed in Icacinaceae are euasterids but placed in the following three different orders: Garryales, Aquifoliales, and Apiales. Icacina and related genera are members of Garryales and, pending more data, are still best treated as Icacinaceae (sensu stricto). The genera related… 

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