Systematic Placement of the Enigmatic Southeast Asian Genus Paralamium and an Updated Phylogeny of Tribe Pogostemoneae (Lamiaceae Subfamily Lamioideae)

Fei Zhao, Yi Wen Wu, Bryan T. Drew, Gang Yao, Ya Ping Chen, Jie Cai, En De Liu, Bo Li, Chun Lei Xiang

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Abstract

Paralamium (Lamiaceae) is a monotypic genus within the subfamily Lamioideae and has a sporadic distribution in subtropical mountains of southeast Asia. Although recent studies have greatly improved our understanding of generic relationships within Lamioideae, the second most species-rich subfamily of Lamiaceae, the systematic position of Paralamium within the subfamily remains unclear. In this study, we investigate the phylogenetic placement of the genus using three datasets: (1) a 69,276 bp plastome alignment of Lamiaceae; (2) a five chloroplast DNA region dataset of tribe Pogostemoneae, and (3) a nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer region dataset of Pogostemoneae. These analyses demonstrate that Paralamium is a member of Pogostemoneae and sister to the monotypic genus Craniotome. In addition, generic-level phylogenetic relationships within Pogostemoneae are also discussed, and a dichotomous key for genera within Pogostemoneae is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number646133
JournalFrontiers in Plant Science
Volume12
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 16 2021

Keywords

  • Lamioideae
  • molecular phylogenetics
  • nutlet morphology
  • Paralamium
  • plastome phylogenomics
  • Pogostemoneae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science

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