Hopia, a new monotypic genus segregated from Panicum (Poaceae)

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Abstract:

Taxonomic features of Panicum obtusum, a species ranging from Southern United States to Central Mexico and previously classified in subg. Agrostoides, sect. Obtusa of Panicum, are reviewed and compared with other taxa in the tribe Paniceae. The species is transferred to the new genus Hopia on the basis of morphological and molecular characters. Affinities of the new genus with other genera of Paniceae are discussed.

Keywords: HOPIA; PANICEAE; PANICOIDEAE; PANICUM; PHYLOGENY; POACEAE; TAXONOMY

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Instituto de Botánica Darwinion, Labardén 200, Casilla de Correo 22, B1642HYD, San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Publication date: February 1, 2007

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