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Molecular evidence shows that the tropical boxes (Eucalyptus subgenus minutifructus) are over-ranked

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Whittock, SP and Steane, DA and Vaillancourt, RE and Potts, BM (2003) Molecular evidence shows that the tropical boxes (Eucalyptus subgenus minutifructus) are over-ranked. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 1217 (1). pp. 27-32.

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Abstract

Molecular evidence shows that the tropical boxes (Eucalyptus subgenus Minutifructus) are overranked. Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 127(1), 27-32, 31 May, 2003. Australia’s tropical boxes, Eucalyptus deglupta, E. brachyandra, E. howittiana and E. raveretiana have been classified as subgenus Minutifructus, a taxon described on the basis of a single morphological character, a terminal inflorescence. Molecular data indicate that these species emerge from within subgenus Symphyomyrtus. There is also some evidence to suggest that they may not form a monophyletic group. Consequently, we recommend that subgenus Minutifructus should not be maintained as a separate subgenus, and that the four species should be included in subgenus Symphyomyrtus.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Eucalyptus deglupta, E. brachyandra, E. howittiana, E. raveretia Minutifructus, Telocalyptus, taxonomy, DNA, phylogeny, classification.
Journal or Publication Title: Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia
Page Range: pp. 27-32
Additional Information: BM Potts.
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2008 05:10
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:48
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/7349
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