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Title: Revisionary Studies in 'Synostemon' (Phyllanthaceae, Phyllantheae): Morphological and molecular data corroborate generic recognition of 'Synostemon' and with increased species diversity
Contributor(s): Telford, Ian Robert Hall (author); Bruhl, Jeremy (supervisor)orcid ; van Welzen, Peter (supervisor)
Conferred Date: 2015
Copyright Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18411
Abstract: Phylogenetic analysis using an expanded data set of nrDNA ITS and PHYC and cpDNA accD and trns sequence data retrieves a monophyletic 'Synostemon' F.Muell. ('Phyllanthaceae, Phyllantheae, Flueggineae'), previously subsumed into 'Sauropus' Blume or 'Phyllanthus L. Sauropus s. str.', excluding 'Synostemon', is shown to be nested within 'Breynia' J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. (Chapter 2). Morphological data clarifies infrageneric relationships within 'Sauropus' and its species are transferred to 'Breynia' in a new subgenus, 'B. subgenus Sauropus' (Blume) Welzen & Pruesapan (Chapter 3). 'Synostemon hamersleyensis' I.Telford & Naaykens, a recently discovered new species endemic to ironstone detrital formations of the Hamersley Range in the Pilbara, central Western Australia, is named, its distribution, habitat and contentious conservation status discussed (Chapter 4).
Publication Type: Thesis Doctoral
Field of Research Codes: 060302 Biogeography and Phylogeography
050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
060310 Plant Systematics and Taxonomy
Rights Statement: Copyright 2015 - Ian Robert Hall Telford
HERDC Category Description: T2 Thesis - Doctorate by Research
Other Links: http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/nuytsia/article/735
http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/nuytsia/article/728
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