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Ukr. Bot. J. 2017, 74(1): 3–15
Plant Taxonomy, Geography and Floristics

Taxa of Rosaceae of the Ukrainian flora: position in a new system of the family according to molecular phylogenetic data

Fedoronchuk M.M.

Various recent infrafamilial/suprageneric systems of Rosaceae are briefly analyzed. Special attention is given to classifications based on molecular data supported by phylogenetic studies of the family. Some modifications in the system of Rosaceae at generic level are proposed regarding the taxa represented in the flora of Ukraine; these amendments and additions are based on molecular phylogenetic evidence as well as available morphological data and taxonomic considerations. According to the proposed system, the family is represented in Ukraine by 54 genera (containing both native and most important cultivated species) belonging to three subfamilies, Rosoideae, Dryadoideae Sweet and Amygdaloideae Arnott (= Spiraeoideae C. Agardh; = Pomoideae Focke; = Maloideae Weber), and at least 14 tribes.

Keywords: Rosaceae, classification, system, taxon, morphology, molecular phylogeny, evolution, type, flora of Ukraine

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