Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 243, Issue 1–2, pp 73–84 | Cite as

Zameioscirpus, a new genus of Cyperaceae from South America

  • S. Dhooge
  • P. Goetghebeur
  • A.M. Muasya


Systematic studies of scirpoid species in the Andes showed the necessity to exclude one species each from Scirpus and Carex. They are combined in a new genus Zameioscirpus and a third new species is described. The autonomous generic position of Zameioscirpus within the Scirpeae is supported by a phylogenetic analysis based on rbcL and trnL-F sequencing data and by conspicuous morphological similarities.

Key words

Cyperaceae Scirpeae Zameioscirpus South America phylogeny taxonomy 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biology, Ghent UniversityResearch Group SpermatophytesB-GentBelgium
  2. 2.HerbariumNational Museums of KenyaKenya

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