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Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 209, Issue 3, pp 265-274

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Phylogeny inLabiatae s. l., inferred from cpDNA sequences

  • Steven J. WagstaffAffiliated withDepartment of Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado
  • , Laura HickersonAffiliated withDepartment of Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado
  • , Russ SpanglerAffiliated withDepartment of Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado
  • , Patrick A. ReevesAffiliated withDepartment of Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado
  • , Richard G. OlmsteadAffiliated withDepartment of Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado

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Abstract

Sequences ofrbcL andndhF were analysed independently and in combination to resolve phylogenetic relationships inLabiatae s. l. Monophyly ofLabiatae s. l was supported by all three analyses.Congea tomentosa (Symphoremataceae) is nested withinLabiatae s. l. in therbcL analysis, but emerges as the sister group ofLabiatae s. l. in thendhF and combined analyses. Four noteworthy clades ofLabiate s. l. also are supported by all analyses corresponding to subfamiliesNepetoideae, Lamioideae, Pogostemonoideae andScutellarioideae. Monophyly of subfamiliesChloanthoideae andViticoideae is not supported. A clade comprisingTeucrioideae plusAjuga is supported byndhF and the combined analysis.

Key words

Labiatae Phylogeny cladistics cpDNA rbcL ndhF