The Puelioideae, a new subfamily of Poaceae
Phylogenetic placement of Puelia and Guaduella, two broad-leaved African grass genera traditionally classified as bamboos, is inferred from analysis of ndhF, rbcL, and PHYB sequence data. Puelia and Guaduella are supported as sister genera, and the Puelia/Guaduella clade is resolved as an early diverging branch within the Poaceae and sister to the BEP + PACC clades, which include the bulk of the family. The new grass subfamily Puelioideae is described to accommodate the Puelia/Guaduella clade.
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Clark, L., Kobayashi, M., Mathews, S., Spangler, R., & Kellogg, E. (2000). The Puelioideae, a new subfamily of Poaceae. Systematic Botany, 25 (2), 181-187. https://doi.org/10.2307/2666637