Taxonomic changes in C-3 Cyperus (Cyperaceae) supported by molecular data, morphology, embryography, ontogeny and anatomy
Larridon, Isabel × Reynders, Marc Huygh, Wim Bauters, Kenneth Vrijdaghs, Alexander Leroux, Olivier Muasya, A. Muthama Simpson, David A Goetghebeur, Paul #
Royal Botanical Society of Belgium
Plant Ecology and Evolution vol:144 issue:3 pages:327-356
Background and aims - Recent molecular studies validate a broad definition of Cyperus (Cyperaceae) uniting genera previously scattered in Cyperoideae. First indication of their affinity with Cyperus was obtained through embryography. Cyperus consists of a paraphyletic C-3 Cyperus and monophyletic C-4 Cyperus. In this study, we aim to check and clarify the putative positions of the segregate genera in C-3 Open's. Additional information is given and remarks are made on the position of some as yet unplaced species or sections in the C-3 Cyperus phylogeny.