Journal article

Phylogenetic analysis and generic limits of the tribe Pomaderreae (Rhamnaceae) using internal transcribed spacer DNA sequences

J Kellermann, F Udovicic, PY Ladiges

TAXON | WILEY | Published : 2005


The tribe Pomaderreae (Rhamnaceae) currently consists of approximately 180 species in seven genera, endemic to Australia and New Zealand. It is the second largest tribe of Rhamnaceae. We undertook a phylogenetic analysis using internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequence data from 69 representative species of Pomaderreae and five outgroup taxa. The monophyly of Pomaderreae was confirmed. The clades found in the strict consensus tree are mostly consistent with the currently accepted genera of the tribe. All major clades, except Stenanthemum, received moderate to strong bootstrap and jackknife support. Only the relationship between Siegfriedia and Pomaderris received strong support; relationship..

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