Australian Systematic Botany Australian Systematic Botany Society
Taxonomy, biogeography and evolution of plants
RESEARCH ARTICLE

An expanded phylogenetic analysis of Sannantha (Myrtaceae) and description of a new species

Peter G. Wilson A B and Margaret M. Heslewood A

A National Herbarium of New South Wales, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

B Corresponding author. Email: peter.wilson@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Australian Systematic Botany 27(1) 78-84 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SB14011
Submitted: 1 April 2014  Accepted: 26 May 2014   Published: 30 June 2014

Abstract

Sannantha is a genus of shrubs widely distributed in eastern Australia and New Caledonia. We added five taxa to a previously published molecular dataset, four from Australia and the fifth from New Caledonia, a total of 11 of the 16 species in the genus. One of the Australian taxa added is a new species apparently restricted to the Goonoowigall State Conservation Area near Inverell, New South Wales. The results of the molecular analysis are discussed in light of morphology and geographic distribution. The new species, Sannantha whitei Peter G.Wilson, is described.


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