Woodiness within the Spermacoceae-Knoxieae alliance (Rubiaceae): retention of the basal woody condition in Rubiaceae or recent innovation?

@article{Lens2009WoodinessWT,
  title={Woodiness within the Spermacoceae-Knoxieae alliance (Rubiaceae): retention of the basal woody condition in Rubiaceae or recent innovation?},
  author={F. Lens and I. Groeninckx and E. Smets and S. Dessein},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2009},
  volume={103 7},
  pages={
          1049-64
        }
}
  • F. Lens, I. Groeninckx, +1 author S. Dessein
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annals of botany
  • BACKGROUND AND AIMS The tribe Spermacoceae is essentially a herbaceous Rubiaceae lineage, except for some species that can be described as 'woody' herbs, small shrubs to treelets, or lianas. Its sister tribe Knoxieae contains a large number of herbaceous taxa, but the number of woody taxa is higher compared to Spermacoceae. The occurrence of herbaceous and woody species within the same group raises the question whether the woody taxa are derived from herbaceous taxa (i.e. secondary woodiness… CONTINUE READING
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