Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 206, Issue 1–4, pp 411–420 | Cite as

Phylogeny and classification ofFumariaceae, with emphasis onDicentra s. l., based on the plastid generps16 intron

  • Magnus LidénEmail author
  • Tatsundo Fukuhara
  • Johan Rylander
  • Bengt Oxelman


The phylogeny ofFumariaceae, as inferred fromrps16 intron sequences, is compared with morphological data, and nrDNA-ITS. The different data sets are largely congruent and indicate that (1)Dicentra and the tribeCorydaleae as hitherto circumscribed are polyphyletic, (2)Lamprocapnos (=Dicentra spectabilis) is sister group to the rest of subfam.Fumarioideae, (3)Ehrendorferia, gen. nov. (=Dicentra chrysantha andD. ochroleuca) is basal in the latter group, (4) the morphologically aberrantIchtyoselmis, gen. nov. (=Dicentra macrantha) groups withDicentra s. str., (5) the genusCysticapnos should be included in the tribeFumarieae, (6)Dactylicapnos (=Dicentra subg.Dactylicapnos) is sister group toCorydalis, (7) the genusCorydalis is monophyletic, and consists of three subgenera:Chremnocapnos, stat. nov.,Sophorocapnos, stat. nov., andCorydalis. The following new combinations are validated:Ehrendorferia chrysantha, E. ochroleuca, Ichtyoselmis macrantha, andLamprocapnos spectabilis.

Key words

Corydalis Dactylicapnos Dicentra Ehrendorferia Fumariaceae Ichtyoselmis Lamprocapnos Phylogeny rps16 intron sequences 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magnus Lidén
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tatsundo Fukuhara
    • 2
  • Johan Rylander
    • 1
  • Bengt Oxelman
    • 1
  1. 1.Systematisk BotanikGöteborgSweden
  2. 2.Department of Botany, Faculty of ScienceKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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