A new subspecies of Stellaria alsine (Caryophyllaceae) from Yakushima, Japan

Tetsukazu Yahara, Shun K. Hirota, Kengo Fuse, Hiroyuki Sato, Shuichiro Tagane, Yoshihisa Suyama

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    An unknown taxon of Stellaria was discovered in Yakushima, a Japanese island known to harbor several endemic species. To determine the identity of this taxon, this study employed MIG-seq for the reconstruction of a finely resolved phylogenetic tree of the newly discovered taxon, along with some related species of Stellaria. The results showed that the newly discovered taxon is a relative of S. alsine. Based on this result, Stellaria alsine subsp. nana subsp. nov.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)177-188
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 2021


    • Cpdna
    • Dna barcoding
    • Island
    • Its
    • Mig-seq
    • Next generation sequencing
    • Threatened plants

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
    • Plant Science


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