Phylogeny of thePolygalaceae and its taxonomic implications

@article{Eriksen2004PhylogenyOT,
  title={Phylogeny of thePolygalaceae and its taxonomic implications},
  author={Bente Eriksen},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={186},
  pages={33-55}
}
  • B. Eriksen
  • Published 1 March 1993
  • Biology
  • Plant Systematics and Evolution
The phylogeny of thePolygalaceae is analysed cladistically. The two tribesXanthophylleae andMoutabeae are maintained in their former circumscription while a new tribe, theCarpolobieae, comprising the African generaCarpolobia andAtroxima is detached from thePolygaleae. Within thePolygaleae, the generaPolygala andMonnina appears to be polyphyletic. It is concluded thatMonnina subg.Monninopsis andM. subg.Pterocarya are better recognized as independent genera, here described asAncylotropis… 

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