Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support

Xeronemataceae, a New Family of Asparagoid Lilies from New Caledonia and New Zealand

Mark W. Chase, Paula J. Rudall, Michael F. Fay and Kate L. Stobart
Kew Bulletin
Vol. 55, No. 4 (2000), pp. 865-870
Published by: Springer on behalf of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
DOI: 10.2307/4113631
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4113631
Page Count: 6
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Cite this Item
If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support
Xeronemataceae, a New Family of Asparagoid Lilies from New Caledonia and New Zealand
Preview not available

Abstract

A new family of Asparagales, Xeronemataceae, is described. This small family of two species is native to New Zealand and was formerly included by several authors in Phormiaceae, to which they are grossly similar. However, they differ in a number of significant ways, and the results of DNA sequence analysis strongly support them as occupying an isolated position as sister to a clade composed of most of the higher Asparagales, thus making their description as a new family appropriate.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
865
    865
  • Thumbnail: Page 
866
    866
  • Thumbnail: Page 
867
    867
  • Thumbnail: Page 
868
    868
  • Thumbnail: Page 
869
    869
  • Thumbnail: Page 
870
    870