Genus: Persea Mill.
Genus number: 9138
Last updated: 21-Jan-2014
Comment: conserved (nom. cons.) under Melbourne ICN Art. 14 (see App. III).
References for genus:
- Campos Rojas, E. et al.
2007. Persea (avocados) phylogenetic analysis based on morphological characters: hypothesis of species relationships.
Genet. Resources Crop Evol.
54:249–258. [advocates separation of subg. Persea and Eriodaphne into independent genera].
- Li, L. et al.
2011. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Persea group (Lauraceae) and its biogeographic implications on the evolution of tropical and subtropical Amphi-Pacific disjunctions.
Amer. J. Bot.
98:1520–1536. [this study recovered a polyphyletic genus as presently circumscribed; it suggested that monophyly can be supported after the segregation of some Neotropical species; both subgenera were resolved as monophyletic].
- Rohwer, J. G. et al.
2009. Is Persea (Lauraceae) monophyletic? Evidence from nuclear ribosomal ITS sequences.
58:1153–1167. [appears not to be monophyletic, as species of sect. Eriodaphne may need to be segregated as the genus Mutisiopersica Kosterm.].
- van der Werff, H.
2002. A synopsis of Persea (Lauraceae) in Central America.
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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville,
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/genus.pl?9138 (27 January 2015)
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