What is Paeonia officinalis subsp. banatica (Rochel) Soó 1960?

Lendvai, G. (2006) What is Paeonia officinalis subsp. banatica (Rochel) Soó 1960? Acta Botanica Hungarica, 48 (1-2). pp. 77-84. ISSN 0236-6495

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The taxon currently named P. officinalis subsp. banatica has been treated as a subspecies of P. officinalis by most authors. Recent genetic studies revealed that this taxon is an ancient allotetraploid hybrid carrying the genes of P. mairei and the ancestor of P. officinalis. Based on its current polyphyletic status, degree of genetic and morphological divergence, its geographical distribution and unique genetic constitution I argue that this viewpoint is incorrect, and this taxon should be recognised as an independent species.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QK Botany / növénytan
Depositing User: Endre Sarvay
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2018 10:10
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2018 10:10

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