Phylogenetic Relationships and Evolution in the Strelitziaceae (Zingiberales)

  title={Phylogenetic Relationships and Evolution in the Strelitziaceae (Zingiberales)},
  author={Glynis V. Cron and Cary Pirone and Madelaine E Bartlett and W. John Kress and Chelsea D. Specht},
Abstract Evolutionary trends and phylogenetic relationships in the Strelitziaceae (Zingiberales) were investigated using sequence data from ten plastid and two nuclear regions and a morphological dataset. [] Key Result Relationships among the genera remain equivocal with two hypotheses emerging: (i) Strelitzia sister to a clade comprising Ravenala and Phenakospermum when indels are included, or (ii) Ravenala sister to the remainder of the Strelitziaceae when indels are excluded in/from the combined…

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