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Phylogenetic relationships within Pelargonium sect. Peristera (Geraniaceae) inferred from nrDNA and cpDNA sequence comparisons

Freek T. Bakker, Dorothea Hellbrügge, Alastair Culham and Mary Gibby
Plant Systematics and Evolution
Vol. 211, No. 3/4 (September 1998), pp. 273-287
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23643192
Page Count: 15
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Phylogenetic relationships within Pelargonium sect. Peristera (Geraniaceae) inferred from nrDNA and cpDNA sequence comparisons
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Abstract

Phylogenetic analysis of nrDNA ITS and trnL (UAA) 5′ exon-trnF (GAA) chloroplast DNA sequences from 17 species of Pelargonium sect. Peristera, together with nine putative outgroups, suggests paraphyly for the section and a close relationship between the highly disjunct South African and Australian species of sect. Peristera. Representatives from Pelargonium sectt. Reniformia, Ligularia s. l. and Isopetalum (the St. Helena endemic P. cotyledonis) appear to be nested within the Peristera clade. The close relationship between the South African and Australian Peristera is interpreted as being caused by long-range dispersal to Australia, probably as recent as the late Pliocene.

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