Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 205, Issue 3, pp 265–287

Iridoid glucosides substitution patterns inVerbenaceae and their taxonomic implication

  • Gilsane Lino von Poser
  • Maria Elisa Toffoli
  • Marcos Sobral
  • Amélia T. Henriques
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01464409

Cite this article as:
von Poser, G.L., Toffoli, M.E., Sobral, M. et al. Pl Syst Evol (1997) 205: 265. doi:10.1007/BF01464409

Abstract

The familiar limits ofVerbenaceae are controversial, ranging from a sensu lato arrangement of seven subfamilies until a sharply defined sensu stricto group consisting of only some genera from subfam.Verbenoideae. Iridoid contents of genera belonging toVerbenaceae s. l. were examined through a cladistic analysis, using outgroup analysis to evaluate character polarity within the ingroup. The cladogram obtained shows the distribution of the species according to their iridoid content.

Key words

VerbenaceaeLamiaceaeIridoid glucosidescladistic analysistaxonomy

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© Springer-Verlag 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gilsane Lino von Poser
    • 1
  • Maria Elisa Toffoli
    • 1
  • Marcos Sobral
    • 1
  • Amélia T. Henriques
    • 1
  1. 1.Curso de Pós-Graduação em Ciências FarmacêuticasUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil