Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 159, Issue 3–4, pp 257–271 | Cite as

Phenetic relationships inClerodendrum (Verbenaceae) and some phylogenetic considerations

  • Elisabeth Stenzel
  • Josef Heni
  • Horst Rimpler
  • Dieter Vogellehner


Cluster analyses by different methods and a minimum spanning tree were used to study phenetic relationships in the genusChlerodendrum. 129 species were scored for 52 morphological characters corresponding to 119 character states. The phenetic results suggest a classification into 7 distinct groups, which may be grouped into two subgenera. This classification is supported by the iridoid distribution as well as by some phylogenetic considerations.

Key words

Angiosperms Verbenaceae Viticoideae Chlerodendrum Morphology numerical taxonomy phenetics phylogenetics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabeth Stenzel
    • 1
  • Josef Heni
    • 1
  • Horst Rimpler
    • 1
  • Dieter Vogellehner
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Pharmazeutische BiologieFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Botanischer GartenFreiburgGermany

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