Molecular evidence shows that the tropical boxes (Eucalyptus subgenus minutifructus) are over-ranked
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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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
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|Keywords:||Eucalyptus deglupta, E. brachyandra, E. howittiana, E. raveretia Minutifructus, Telocalyptus, taxonomy, DNA, phylogeny, classification.|
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