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Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 179, Issue 1–2, pp 59–71 | Cite as

Nothobartsia, a new genus ofScrophulariaceae from southwest Europe

  • Markus Bolliger
  • Ulf Molau
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Abstract

Recent systematic studies ofBartsia andOdontites showed the necessity to exclude the closely related perennial speciesBartsia aspera (Portugal and northern Morocco) andBartsia spicata (Central Pyrenees) from the genusBartsia as a segregate genus namedNothobartsia. Morphologically this new genus combines characteristic features ofBartsia and ofOdontites. Its autonomous systematic position is supported by the cladistic analysis, showing thatNothobartsia represents a relatively primitive genus standing close to the common ancestral root ofBartsia, Euphrasia, andOdontites.

Key words

Angiosperms Scrophulariaceae Rhinanthoideae Rhinantheae—Euphrasinae Nothobartsia aspera N. spicata Bartsia Odontites Euphrasia Cladistics taxonomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Bolliger
    • 1
  • Ulf Molau
    • 2
  1. 1.Systematisch-Geobotanisches InstitutUniversität BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Dept. of Systematic BotanyUniversity of GöteborgGöteborgSweden

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