Chrysojasminum, a new genus for Jasminum sect. Alternifolia (Oleaceae, Jasmineae)

  • Enrico Banfi | enrbanfi@yahoo.it Sezione di Botanica, Museo di Storia Naturale di Milano, Italy.

Abstract

Recent phylogenetic investigations about Jasminum s.l. have shown that species possessing both alternate leaves and yellow flowers (sect. Alternifolia) constitute a clade (monophylum) that is sister to all the other sections of the genus or even to Jasminum itself plus the American/South African genus Menodora. Such evidence sets the need to revise the generic delimitation of Jasminum by establishing a separate genus for the species belonging to sect. Alternifolia. As a consequence, the new genus Chrysojasminum is here established and the relevant nomenclatural combinations are supplied for fifteen taxa.

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2014-08-01
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Jasminum, phylogeny, new genus, nomenclatural combinations
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Banfi, E. (2014). Chrysojasminum, a new genus for Jasminum sect. Alternifolia (Oleaceae, Jasmineae). Natural History Sciences, 1(1), 3-6. https://doi.org/10.4081/nhs.2014.54