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Molecular phylogenetics of Vanda and related genera (Orchidaceae)

Gardiner, Lauren M., Kocyan, Alexander, Motes, Martin, Roberts, David L., Emerson, Brent C. (2013) Molecular phylogenetics of Vanda and related genera (Orchidaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 173 (4). pp. 549-572. ISSN 0024-4074. (doi:10.1111/boj.12102) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The genus Vanda and its affiliated taxa are a diverse group of horticulturally important species of orchids occurring mainly in South-East Asia, for which generic limits are poorly defined. Here, we present a molecular study using sequence data from three plastid DNA regions. It is shown that Vanda s.l. forms a clade containing approximately 73 species, including the previously accepted genera Ascocentrum, Euanthe, Christensonia, Neofinetia and Trudelia, and the species Aerides flabellata. Resolution of the phylogenetic relationships of species in Vanda s.l. is relatively poor, but existing morphological classifications for Vanda are incongruent with the results produced. Some novel species relationships are revealed, and a new morphological sectional classification is proposed based on support for these groupings and corresponding morphological characters shared by taxa and their geographical distributions. The putative occurrence of multiple pollination syndromes in this group of taxa, combined with complex biogeographical history of the South-East Asian region, is discussed in the context of these results.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/boj.12102
Uncontrolled keywords: Aeridinae; Ascocentrum; classification; Euanthe; matK; morphology; Neofinetia; psbA-trnH; trnL; trnL-F
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: David Roberts
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2014 07:59 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38419 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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