Chloroplast DNA sequences confirm the placement of the enigmatic Oceanopapaver within Corchorus (Grewioideae: Malvaceae S.L., formerly Tiliaceae)

Barbara A. Whitlock, Kenneth G. Karol, William S. Alverson

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Abstract

The monotypic genus Oceanopapaver is an endemic shrub found growing on serpentine soils in New Caledonia. Since the description of Oceanopapaver neocaledonicum by A. Guillaumin in 1932, five families have been suggested for it: Capparaceae, Cistaceae, Oceanopapaveraceae, Papaveraceae, and Tiliaceae. Phylogenetic analyses using DNA sequences of the chloroplast genes rbcL and ndhF strongly support the inclusion of Oceanopapaver in a clade of former Tiliaceae, Grewioideae (Malvaceae s.l.). Within Grewioideae, Oceanopapaver is nested within the pantropical genus Corchorus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Plant Sciences
Volume164
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2003

Keywords

  • Brassicales
  • Capparaceae
  • Capparales
  • Corchorus
  • Grewioideae
  • Malvaceae
  • Malvales
  • Oceanopapaver
  • Tiliaceae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science

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