Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 194, Issue 3–4, pp 173–188 | Cite as

A phylogenetic analysis ofDuguetia (Annonaceae) based on morphological data

  • Carolina M. van Zuilen
  • Jifke Koek-Noorman
  • Paul J. M. Maas


In this paper we present a phylogeny based on a study of the general morphology of 61 of the ca. 80 species ofDuguetia. Analyses were performed with PAUP. The resulting phylogeny is compared with the classification ofDuguetia as suggested byFries (1934, 1937, 1939, 1959). The results are partly corresponding withFries's classification. SectionAlcmene includingD. rionegrensis, and sects.Geanthemum, Synsepalantha, andCalothrix withoutD. uniflora, are upheld by this analysis. It is concluded that sect.Xylopipetalum should be united with sect.Duguetia. Before other taxonomic decisions at the section level can be made, more solid data must be available. Most dissimilarities found are considered to be not strong enough to propose alterations.

Key words

Annonaceae Duguetia Taxonomy phylogeny 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolina M. van Zuilen
    • 1
  • Jifke Koek-Noorman
    • 1
  • Paul J. M. Maas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Herbarium DivisionUniversity of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

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