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A Reappraisal of the Generic Status of Liparia and Priestleya (Fabaceae)
Anne Lise Schutte and Ben-Erik Van Wyk
Vol. 43, No. 4 (Nov., 1994), pp. 573-582
Published by: International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1223543
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The generic delimitation of Liparia L. and Priestleya DC. (Fabaceae, tribe Liparieae) is reevaluated. Traditionally the shape and size of the carinal lobe of the calyx, the shape of the keel petals and the number of flowers per inflorescence were used as diagnostic characters. A study of morphological and alkaloid variation indicates that the two genera run much into one another. Differences in inflorescence and floral structure can be attributed to adaptations to different pollination strategies. The unique combination of major alkaloids occurring in both genera also suggests that they are congeneric. Priestleya is therefore placed into synonymy under Liparia. The nomenclature, synonymy and typification of the genus and the 14 species recognized are presented, and some necessary new combinations are made.
Taxon © 1994 International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)