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Clearing confusion in Stylosanthes taxonomy. 2. S. macrocephala MB Ferreira & Sousa Costa vs. S. capitata Vogel and S. bracteata Vogel

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Schultze-Kraft, R., Cook, B. G. and Ciprián, A. (2020) Clearing confusion in Stylosanthes taxonomy. 2. S. macrocephala MB Ferreira & Sousa Costa vs. S. capitata Vogel and S. bracteata Vogel. Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales, 8 (3). pp. 250-262. ISSN 2346-3775

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Article Link(s): https://doi.org/10.17138/tgft(8)250-262

Abstract

Stylosanthes macrocephala was described as a new species in 1977 and has become an economically important pasture legume. It has recently been claimed to be conspecific with S. capitata, also an economically important species. This paper refutes this synonymization and summarizes morphological descriptions as well as genetic studies and cytological evidence indicating that diploid S. macrocephala should be considered a separate species, even being a likely progenitor of tetraploid S. capitata. Early confusion with S. bracteata is also discussed.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Animal Science
Additional Information:Open access
Keywords:Cytology, Fabaceae, molecular markers, morphology, phylogeny, synonymy
Subjects:Science > Botany > Genetics
Plant culture > Field crops > Forage crops. Feed crops
Animal culture > Rangelands. Range management. Grazing
Deposited On:06 Oct 2020 03:14
Last Modified:06 Oct 2020 03:14

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