Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Vol 63, No 1 (2006)

On generic rank and phylogenetic relationships of Dorycnopsis Boiss. (Leguminosae, Loteae)

Galina Degtjareva
Faculty of Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, Moscow State University, Russian Federation

Carmen Valiejo-Roman
Department of Evolutionary Biochemistry, A.N.Belozersky Institute of Physicochemical Biology, Moscow State University, Russian Federation

Tahir Samigullin
Department of Evolutionary Biochemistry, A.N.Belozersky Institute of Physicochemical Biology, Moscow State University, Russian Federation

Dmitry Sokoloff
Higher Plants Department, Biological Faculty, Moscow State University, Russian Federation


Nuclear ribosomal ITS sequence data as well as morphological data show that Dorycnopsis gerardii (L.) Boiss. can not be placed in the genus Anthyllis L. The genus Dorycnopsis Boiss. includes two species, D. gerardii and D. abyssinica (A. Rich.) V.N. Tikhom. et D.D. Sokoloff (=Vermifrux abyssinica (A. Rich.) J.B. Gillett). Morphological similarity between Dorycnopsis gerardii and Anthyllis onobrychioides Cav. might be best explained by evolutionary parallelism. Anthyllis (including Hymenocarpos Savi but excluding Dorycnopsis and the monotypic Tripodion Medik.) is well-resolved as a highly supported monophyletic group in analyses of nrITS data set.



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