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February 15, 2019

by Cassiano A. D. Welker, Michael R. McKain, Maria S. Vorontsova, Myriam C. Peichoto, Elizabeth A. Kellogg

Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) is one of the most important crops in the world and a major source of sugar for human consumption. Despite this immense valu...

February 15, 2019

by Ivana Janković, Zlatko Šatović, Zlatko Liber, Nevena Kuzmanović, Romeo Di Pietro, Ivan Radosavljević, Zoran Nikolov, Dmitar Lakušić

Campanula versicolor is a constituent of the Campanula pyramidalis complex, distributed in the central and southern Balkan Peninsu...

February 15, 2019

by Timothy Andrew Hammer, Xiao Zhong, Catherine Colas des Francs-Small, Paul G. Nevill, Ian D. Small, Kevin R. Thiele

The informally named ‘aervoid clade’ in Amaranthaceae includes ~134 species in five genera: Ptilotus (~120 spp.), Aerva (11 spp.) and the monotypic...

February 15, 2019

by Jian-Qiang Zhang, Yuan-Cong Li, Jun Wen, Yi Ren

An essential component of biodiversity research and conservation is to accurately delimit species. Traditional morphology-based taxonomy has faced great challenges in complex taxa. In the last few years, the focus...

February 15, 2019

by Étienne Léveillé-Bourret, Julian R. Starr

The circumscription of the circumboreal tribe Scirpeae has been contentious since the earliest infrafamilial classifications of the Cyperaceae (>100 genera, ~5,500 species). Molecular phylogenetic studies place Scirpeae...

February 10, 2019

by Diego Rivera, Concepción Obón, Francisco Alcaraz, Teresa Egea, Manuel Martínez-Rico, Encarna Carreño, Emilio Laguna, Dennis Johnson, Isabel Saro, Pedro Sosa, Agustín Naranjo, Francesco Salomone, Pedro Luis Perez de Paz

The nomenclature of the Canary Island endemic pa...

February 8, 2019

by Pedro Jiménez-Mejías, Edoardo Martinetto, Adriano Soldano, Laurence J. Dorr

Carex elata All. is a well-known species widely distributed in western Eurasia. The name C. elata All. is the oldest name applied to the species of concern, but it was abandone...

February 8, 2019

by Matthew Pace, Kenneth Cameron

The morphologically overlapping and frequently syntopic species of Spiranthes (Orchidaceae) found in the Sierra Nevada of California and Cascade Range of Oregon –S. porrifolia, S. romanzoffiana, and S. stellata– have long been a sou...

February 8, 2019

by Lucinda A McDade, Darbyshire Iain, Amanda Fisher, Carrie Kiel

Barleria is a genus of ~300 species of herbs and shrubs in Africa and Asia, with highest diversity in tropical east Africa and southern Africa. The genus is part of Barlerieae (Acanthaceae), a lineage...