Species delimitation in the African tree genus Lophira (Ochnaceae) reveals cryptic genetic variation

  title={Species delimitation in the African tree genus Lophira (Ochnaceae) reveals cryptic genetic variation},
  author={Ebenezer Ewedje and Simon Jansen and Guillaume K. Koffi and Adrien Staquet and Rosal{\'i}a Pi{\~n}eiro and Rodolphe Abessole Essaba and Nestor Laurier Engone Obiang and Kasso Da{\"i}nou and Achille Bernard Biwol{\'e} and Jean‐Louis Doucet and Olivier J. Hardy},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  pages={501 - 514}
Species delimitation remains a crucial issue for widespread plants occurring across forest-savanna ecotone such as Lophira (Ochnaceae). Most taxonomists recognize two parapatric African tree species, widely distributed and morphologically similar but occurring in contrasted habitats: L. lanceolata in the Sudanian dry forests and savannahs and L. alata in the dense Guineo-Congolian forests. Both species co-occur along a ca. 3000 km long forest-savanna mosaic belt, constituting ideal models for… 
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