Taxonomic Revision of the Genus Astridia ( AIZOACEAE )

Taxonomic Revision of the Genus Astridia ( AIZOACEAE ) - Southern Africa : This taxon has for long not been revised with 8 excepted species and 4 not excepted species due to data deficiency. There does not exist a clear key for identifying species on morphology. This revision aims to create a identification key for all species,

This taxon has for long not been revised with 8 excepted species and 4 not excepted species due to data deficiency. There does not exist a clear key for identifying species on morphology. This revision aims to create a identification key for all species, revive or sunk species, also the phylogenetic placement within the Aizoaceae family will be studied and proof if Astridia is conspecific or not with the genus Ruschia. The evolutionary trend based on phylogeography will also be studied.

02 May 2017
PieterMier