Limonium

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Limonium

Limonium Mill., Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4, 2: [s. p.]. 1754, nom. cons., sec. Hernández-Ledesma & al. 20151
  • 1. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler, R., Ocampo, G. & Ochoterena, H. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383. http://doi.org/10.3372/wi.45.45301
  • 2. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler, R., Ocampo, G. & Ochoterena, H. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383. http://doi.org/10.3372/wi.45.45301

Notes

The largest genus of the family with an estimated 350 species with a preference for coastal habitats; distributed worldwide but mainly in the Mediterranean region.
Afrolimon was shown to be nested in Limonium and related to L. vulgare, the type of Limonium (Lledó & al. 2005). Limonium is divided into two major clades corresponding to subgenera, but otherwise the current infrageneric classification proved to be artificial (Lledó & al. 2005). Akhani & al. (2013) studied the Irano-Turanian taxa of Limonium. They state that segregation of Eremolimon is not supported by morphology or molecular data (Akhani & al. 2013). Evolutionary studies of this group are complicated by hybridization, many microspecies and apomictic taxa.A

Bibliography

A. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler, R., Ocampo, G. & Ochoterena, H. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383. http://doi.org/10.3372/wi.45.45301