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A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny

Azani, Nasim; Babineau, Marielle; Bailey, C. Donovan; Banks, Hannah; Barbosa, Ariane R.; Pinto, Rafael Barbosa; Boatwright, James S.; Borges, Leonardo M.; Brown, Gillian K.; Bruneau, Anne; Candido, Elisa; Crisp, Michael; Gunn, Bee


The classification of the legume family proposed here addresses the long-known non-monophyly of the traditionally recognised subfamily Caesalpinioideae, by recognising six robustly supported monophyletic subfamilies. This new classification uses as its framework the most comprehensive phylogenetic analyses of legumes to date, based on plastid matK gene sequences, and including near-complete sampling of genera (698 of the currently recognised 765 genera) and ca. 20% (3696) of known species. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Taxon
DOI: 10.12705/661.3


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