Phylogeny and Biogeography of Rhus (Anacardiaceae) Based on ITS Sequence Data

@article{Miller2001PhylogenyAB,
  title={Phylogeny and Biogeography of Rhus (Anacardiaceae) Based on ITS Sequence Data},
  author={Allison J. Miller and David A. Young and Jun Wen},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={162},
  pages={1401 - 1407}
}
Rhus L. (sensu lato) has been considered the largest and most widespread genus in the Anacardiaceae. Controversy has surrounded the delimitation of the genus. Historically, seven segregate genera have been recognized: Actinocheita, Cotinus, Malosma, Melanococca, Metopium, Searsia, and Toxicodendron. These genera, together with Rhus s.str., are commonly referred to as the Rhus complex. Rhus s.str. includes two subgenera, Lobadium (ca. 25 spp.) and Rhus (ca. 10 spp.). Sequences of the internal… 
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