TITLE The genus Tubocapsicum (Solanaceae)
AUTHOR William G. D'Arcy
Missouri Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166, USA
Richard C. Keating
Missouri Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166, USA
Zhi-Yun Zhang
Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiangshan, Nanxincun 20, Beijing 100093, China
Ching-I Peng
Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan
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ABSTRACT Tubocapsicum (Solanaceae: Solanoideae), a genus of two Asian species, was formerly included in Capsicum. Tubocapsicum anomalum is a herb with small yellow flowers and red berries that is found in Japan, southern China, Taiwan, and the Philippines; T. obtusum is found in Japan. A general taxonomic description is complemented by new detailed descriptions and illustrations of growth morphology, vegetative histology and stomata, floral structure, vasculature, fruit structure, seeds, and pollen. On the basis of this analysis as well as cpDNA investigations by of Olmstead et al. (1999), the genus Tubocapsicum appears to be most closely related to subfamily Solanoideae genera Aureliana and Withania.
KEYWORD Anatomy; Anther; Branching; Capsicum; Floral vasculature; Fruit; Growth pattern; Nectar; Pollen; Revision; Seeds; Solanaceae; Stomata; Taxonomy; Tubocapsicum;
ARTICLE INFO Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica, Volume 42 Number 1 January 2001, page 67-84, 18 pages
PUBLISHER Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China