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Nothobartsia, a new genus ofScrophulariaceae from southwest Europe


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.

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Bolliger, M., Molau, U. Nothobartsia, a new genus ofScrophulariaceae from southwest Europe. Pl Syst Evol 179, 59–71 (1992).

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Key words

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