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Hays, Mallory [1], Liu, Sitong [1], Elvin, Mark [2], Drew, Bryan [3].

Relationships of California Floristic Province Menthinae (Lamiaceae).

Menthinae (Lamiaceae) is the second largest subtribe within tribe Mentheae, and includes about 35 genera and 750 species. Menthinae are important economically both as culinary herbs (e.g., mints [Mentha], oregano [Origanum], savory [Satureja], and thyme [Thymus], and as ornamental plants (e.g., bee balm [Monarda]). The Menthinae are also ecologically important throughout their range, especially in terms of facilitating and maintaining pollinator diversity. Three genera of Menthinae, Acanthomintha, Monardella, and Pogogyne, have a center of distribution within the California Floristic Province (CFP), and two other Menthinae genera, Clinopodium and Pycnanthemum, occur within the CFP. This study investigates relationships within the CFP Menthinae using a molecular phylogenetic approach. For this study we collected representatives from all genera of Menthinae from within the CFP, extracted DNA from dried leaf material, and amplified targeted cpDNA and nrDNA regions via PCR. A major finding from resultant phylogenetic trees is that the genera of Menthinae from the CFP do not form a clade.

1 - University of NE-Kearney, Biology, 2401 11th Ave, BHS 312, Kearney, NE, 68849, US
2 - UCLA, Herbarium, Los Angeles, CA
3 - Univ. Of NE-Kearney, Biology, 2401 11th Ave, Bhs 312, Kearney, NE, 68849, United States

California Floristic Province.

Presentation Type: Poster This poster will be presented at 5:30 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PSY021
Abstract ID:814
Candidate for Awards:None

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