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Systematics Section / ASPT

Dean, Ellen, A. [1], Walden, Genevieve, K. [2], Thrasher, Sarah, L. [2].

Lycianthes pringlei (Solanaceae), a rarely collected shrub of western Mexico.

LYCIANTHES pringlei was first described (in the genus Solanum) in 1895. Since that initial publication, a description of the species has been included in just one taxonomic work, Georg Bitter’s 1919 monograph on the genus. In both works, the species is described as a perennial herb, a misconception that is repeated on the labels of some of those who have collected the species. Lycianthes pringlei is a shrub, often present in low population densities. Its calyces and seeds are unusual in the genus, however unpublished sequence data place it squarely within Lycianthes. This poster provides updated information on the species, illustrations of species characteristics, a distribution map, and seed photos. Additional seed photos representative of other sections of the genus will also be presented.


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1 - Center for Plant Diversity, University of California Davis, Department of Plant Sciences, Mail Stop 7, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA, 95616, United States
2 - University of California Davis, Section of Plant Biology, One Shields Avenue, Davis, California, 95616-8537, USA

Keywords:
México
Solanaceae
Lycianthes
seeds.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: 48-189
Location: Auditorium/Bell Memorial Union
Date: Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
Time: 12:30 PM
Abstract ID:397


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