Abstract Detail


Hays, Mallory [1], Antar, Guilherme [2], Drew, Bryan [3].

Phylogenetic placement of Monochilus in the Ajugoideae (Lamiaceae).

The Ajugoideae is a sub-cosmopolitan subfamily of mints (Lamiaceae) containing 23 genera and about 750 species. Although the Ajugoideae is only the third largest subfamily with Lamiaceae, the group has radiated on several different continents as well as some major islands (e.g., Oxera on New Caledonia). Recent phylogenetic studies have largely clarified generic relationships within Ajugoideae, with 22 of the 23 genera being represented in phylogenetic studies. The only genus within the subfamily that has not been thus far sequenced is Monochilus, a genus consisting of two species endemic to Brazil. Here we present the first phylogeny including Monochilus, and provide a taxonomic synopsis. We demonstrate that Monochilus is sister to Amasonia, which is also endemic to South America.

1 - University of Nebraska-Kearney, Biology, 2401 11th Ave, Kearney, NE, 68849, USA
2 - University of São Paulo, Botany, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
3 - Biology, 2401 11th Ave, Bhs 312, Kearney, NE, 68849, United States


Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Systematics Posters
Location: Virtual/Virtual
Date: Thursday, July 30th, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM Time and date to be determined
Number: PSY019
Abstract ID:673
Candidate for Awards:None

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