Phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic position of section Verrucosa of Panicum and its relationship with taxa of the Sacciolepis–Trichanthecium clade (Poaceae: Panicoideae: Paniceae)

The new genus Kellochloa is proposed, on the basis of morphological and molecular characters, to include two North American species of Panicum s.l., previously classified in sect. Verrucosa: P. brachyanthum and P. verrucosum. Both species are annual, with decumbent culms branching divaricately at the lower nodes, and erect culms with terminal and axillary… (More)