Orobanchaceae Phylogeny

The following are key references to the phylogeny of Orobanchaceae as well as the relationship between this family and Scrophulariaceae. At some point I will provide a phylogenetic tree that depicts relationships among genera of Orobanchaceae.

  1. Bennett, J. R., and S. Mathews. 2006. Phylogeny of the parasitic plant family Orobanchaceae inferred from phytochrome A. American Journal Of Botany 93: 1039-1051.
  2. dePamphilis, C. W., and N. D. Young. 1995. Evolution of parasitic Scrophulariaceae/Orobanchaceae: evidence from sequences of chloroplast ribosomal protein gene rps2 and a comparison with traditional classification schemes. American Journal of Botany [Suppl.] 82: 126.
  3. Olmstead, R. G., and P. A. Reeves. 1995. Evidence for the polyphyly of the Scrophulariaceae based on chloroplast rbcL and ndhF sequences. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 82: 176-193.
  4. Olmstead, R. G., C. W. dePamphilis, A. D. Wolfe, N. D. Young, W. J. Elisens, and P. J. Reeves. 2001. Disintegration of the Scrophulariaceae. American Journal of Botany 88: 348-361.
  5. Oxelman, B., P. Kornhall, R. C. Olmstead, and B. Bremer. 2005. Further disintegration of Scrophulariaceae. Taxon 54: 411-425.
  6. Wolfe, A. D., C. P. Randle, L. Liu, and K. E. Steiner. 2005. Phylogeny and biogeography of Orobanchaceae. Folia Geobotanica 40: 115-134.
  7. Yang, F. S., X. Q. Wang, and D. Y. Hong. 2003. Unexpected high divergence in nrDNA ITS and extensive parallelism in floral morphology of Pedicularis (Orobanchaceae). Plant Systematics And Evolution 240: 91-105.
  8. Young, N. D., K. E. Steiner, and C. W. dePamphilis. 1999. The evolution of parasitism in Scrophulariaceae/ Orobanchaceae: Plastid gene sequences refute an evolutionary transition series. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 86: 876-893.

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Last updated: 15-Jan-09 / dln