Phylogeny of the Unispicate Taxa in Cyperaceae Tribe Cariceae I: Generic Relationships and Evolutionary Scenarios

  title={Phylogeny of the Unispicate Taxa in Cyperaceae Tribe Cariceae I: Generic Relationships and Evolutionary Scenarios},
  author={Julian R. Starr and Stephen A. Harris and David A. Simpson},
Abstract Despite the controversy surrounding Cariceae generic and Carex subgeneric limits, most debates centre on a relatively small number of highly reduced unispicate taxa. This study examines Cariceae phylogeny by using all five genera (Schoenoxiphium, Kobresia, Uncinia, Carex, Cymophyllus) and four Carex subgenera (Psyllophora, Vignea, Vigneastra, Carex), with the emphasis of sampling on the tribe's taxonomically difficult unispicate groups (Uncinia, Cymophyllus, Kobresia pro parte, Carex… 

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