Paraserianthes

Paraserianthes is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the mimosoid clade of the subfamily Caesalpinioideae.

Paraserianthes
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Fruits of Paraserianthes lophantha (formerly Albizia lophantha)
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Paraserianthes

I.C.Nielsen
Species

Paraserianthes lophantha

TaxonomyEdit

Paraserianthes includes only one species:

  • Paraserianthes lophantha (Willd.) I.C.Nielsen. This species includes two subspecies: P. lophantha subsp. lophantha in southwestern Australia, and P. lophantha subsp. montana (Jungh.) I.C. Nielsen in high elevation sites in Western Indonesia (Sumatara, Java and Western Nusa Tenggara Province).[2]

The genus Paraserianthes originally comprised four species, divided into two sections based on morphological traits by Nielsen.[3][4] Section Paraserianthes included P. lophantha with two recognized subspecies, and section Falcataria included three species (P. falcataria, P. pullenii, and P. toona).[3][4]

Based on morphology P. falcataria (L.) I.C.Nielsen was moved to the genus Falcataria by Barneby and Grimes,[5] and renamed Falcataria moluccana (Miq.) Barneby & J.W.Grimes.[5] Brown et al. used biogeographical, morphological and molecular studies to completely separate of these sections into two genera as Paraserianthes sensu Nielsen was paraphyletic.[2] Now P. pullenii (Verdc.) I.C. Nielsen[3][4] = Falcataria pullenii (Verdc.) G.K. Brown, D.J. Murphy & P.Y. Ladiges;[2] and P. toona (F.M. Bailey) I.C. Nielsen[3][4] = Falcataria toona (Bailey), G.K. Brown, D.J. Murphy & P.Y. Ladiges.[2] Paraserianthes section remained in the genus with only Paraserianthes lophantha.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG). (2017). "A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny". Taxon. 66 (1): 44–77. doi:10.12705/661.3.
  2. ^ a b c d e Brown, G.K., Murphy, D.J., Ladiges, P.Y., 2011. Relationships of the Australo-Malesian genus Paraserianthes (Mimosoideae: Leguminosae) identifies the sister group of Acacia sensu stricto and two biogeographical tracks. Cladistics 27: 380-390.
  3. ^ a b c d Nielsen, I., Guinet, P., Baretta-Kuipers, T., 1983. Studies in the Malesian, Australian and Pacific Ingeae (Leguminosae - Mimosoideae): the genera Archidendropsis, Wallaceodendron, Paraserianthes, Parachidendron and Serianthes (part 1). Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris, 4, ser. 5, sect. B, Adansonia 3, 303-329.
  4. ^ a b c d Nielsen, I., Guinet, P., Baretta-Kuipers, T., 1983. Studies in the Malesian, Australian and Pacific Ingeae (Leguminosae - Mimosoideae): the genera Archidendropsis, Wallaceodendron, Paraserianthes, Parachidendron and Serianthes (part 2). Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat. Paris, 4, ser. 5, sect. B, Adansonia 4, 335-360.
  5. ^ a b Barneby, R.C., Grimes, J.W., 1996. Silk tree, Guanacaste, Monkey's earring: a generic system for the synandrous Mimoseae of the Americas. Part I. Abarema, Albizia and allies. Mem. New York Botanical Garden 74: 1-292