Narrow species concepts in the Frullania dilatata-appalachiana-eboracensis complex (Porellales, Jungermanniopsida): Evidence from nuclear and chloroplast DNA markers

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We investigated the phylogeny of a Holarctic-Asian group of Frullania species, the Frullania dilatata-F. appalachiana-F. eboracensis complex, using multiple accessions of morphologically circumscribed taxa and three molecular markers (nrITS region, cp DNA trnL-F and atpB-rbcL regions). Maximum parsimony and likelihood analyses indicated monophyly of morphologically defined taxa. Our phylogenies support a species rather than a subspecies concept within the complex, with four species in North America (F. appalachiana, F. eboracensis, F. parvistipula and F. virginica), and two species in Europe (F. dilatata and F. parvistipula). Accessions of F. dilatata from Southeast Europe and Asia are separated from other European accessions, indicating a former disjunct range of the species. © 2010 The Author(s).

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Cited Authors

  • Bombosch, A; Wieneke, A; Busch, A; Jonas, R; Hentschel, J; Kreier, H-P; Shaw, B; Shaw, AJ; Heinrichs, J

Published Date

  • 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 290 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 151 - 158

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0378-2697

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00606-010-0357-3