The family Pennantiaceae and its relationships to Apiales
2003 (English)In: Botanical journal of the Linnean Society, ISSN 0024-4074, E-ISSN 1095-8339, Vol. 141, no 1, 1-24 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The early evolution of the flowering plant order Apiales is discussed based on information from morphology and DNAsequences from four genes (ndhF,rbcL,atpBandmatK). A model-based approach of analysis, Bayesian inference, isused to analyse the data and the results are compared with those from parsimony analysis. In particular, a new familyof the order, the monogeneric Pennantiaceae from New Zealand and Australia, aids in the understanding of howthe order originated. The ancestor of Apiales was probably a shrub or small tree with alternate, simple leaves, paniculateinflorescences, five-merous flowers with free petals, and drupes.
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2003. Vol. 141, no 1, 1-24 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-90037DOI: 10.1046/j.1095-8339.2003.00110.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-90037DiVA: diva2:162067