Over the last two decades molecular phylogenetic research on Gesneriaceae has greatly advanced our understanding of species relationships and generic delimitations. It has allowed the proposal of a new classification of the family that is thought to reflect the natural relationships of the taxa better than traditional morphological classifications. Dramatic taxonomic changes were implemented affecting the classification of Gesneriaceae in China. Many traditional genera have been split, merged or newly defined. Additionally, new genera have been established based on newly collected material, illustrating on the one hand gaps in field work in China, and on the other hand the biological richness of the Gesneriaceae in China. Here, we summarize and present an overview of our work and the taxonomic consequences.
You win some you lose some: updated generic delineations and classification of Gesneriaceae-implications for the family in China
Genera: Many Genera