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Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy
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Volume 38, Issue 4 - Dec 2008
Volume 38, Issue 3 - Sep 2008
Volume 38, Issue 2 - Jun 2008
Volume 38, Issue 1 - Mar 2008
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Phylogenetic classification of Korean vascular flora according to the recent APG classification system
Kim, Ki-Joong ; Kim, Young-Dong ; Kim, Joo-Hwan ; Park, Seon-Joo ; Park, Chong-Wook ; Sun, Byung-Yun ; Yoo, Ki-Oug ; Choi, Byoung-Hee ; Kim, Sang-Tae ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 38, issue 3, 2008, Pages 197~222
A recently published Korean Flora, "The genera of vascular plants of Korea (GFK)", includes the descriptions and keys for 217 families, 1,044 genera, and 3,209 species of Korean vascular plants. We reclassified these taxa according to the recent APG classification system, which resulted in 64 orders, 204 families, 1,044 genera and 3,209 species. Twenty-two families from the GFK were abandoned because of changes to the familial delimitations in the APG system. In contrast, the number of families in the Liliaceous group was increased. The Liliaceae in the GFK included 31 genera and 109 species. These taxa are now assigned to 10 families in four different orders including Liliales, Asparagales, Alismatales, and Dioscoreales because of the drastic changes to the monocot classification system in the past 20 years. In addition, the family name of the Aucubaceae was changed to Garryaceae. As a result, the number of families in the GFK has been reduced to 204. The results were summarized in four tables and two figures at the levels of unofficial higher taxonomic hierarchies, orders, families and genera. This new information can provide a guidelines for selecting the phylogenetic analysis unit for the Korean tree of life (KTOL) project. Futhermore, the updated classification system also provides an important summarization for the systematic community for placing the Korean flora in a modern phylogenetic context.
A short note on the taxonomic identity of Wasabia koreana Nakai (Brassicaceae)
Sin, Hyun-Chur ; Kim, Yeong-Dong ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 38, issue 3, 2008, Pages 223~231
This study was undertaken to resolve several systematic issues concerning the distribution, nomenclature, and local name of Wasabia koreana. A careful reexamination of the type specimen of W. koreana in TI as well as critical morphological comparison with the related taxa, Cardamine yezoensis and W. japonica, revealed that the W. japonica specimens from Ulleung Island had long been misidentified as W. koreana, resulting in the usage of the same local name for the two distinct taxa. An detailed review for the Cardamine pseudowasabi, a recently proposed name for the misplaced W. koreana, is provided.
Taxonomic review of the Stewartia koreana Nakai ex Rehder (Theacease)
Kwon, Hye-Jin ; Song, Ho-Kyung ; Kim, Mu-Yeol ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 38, issue 3, 2008, Pages 233~250
Morphological and molecular data from the nuclear ribosomal ITS regions were examined to reevaluate the taxonomic position of the Korean endemic species, Stewartia koreana Nakai ex Rehder (Theaceae). Comparing to its morphologically closely related S. pseudocamellia Maxim, S. koreana has diagnostic characters including a larger leaf blade (10 cm length and 5.5 cm wide) and a longer pedicel (2.5 cm length). In addition, S. koreana formed a different clade from S. pseudocamellia in the ITS trees. The morphological and ITS sequence data supported S. koreana as a Korean endemic species distinct from the closely related species, S. pseudocamellia.
A taxonomic review of Korean Asarum (Aristolochiaceae)
Oh, Byoung-Un ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 38, issue 3, 2008, Pages 251~270
Members of the genus Asarum of Korea were reviewed taxonomically, and classified into seven species. Among them, five species: A. glabrata , A. koreanum, A. maculatum, A. patens and A. versicolor were recorded as Korean endemics. The most valuable taxonomic characters in identifying the Asarum taxa were shape, size and color of the calyx tube and lobe. In addition, the presence of white spots on the adaxial surface, size and color of leaf, presence of trichome, shape and size of the stylar protuberance and thickness of the calyx lobe were also important characters. Keys to the species including descriptions and figures of floral structures of each taxon were provided here for the accurate identification of each species.
Taxonomic reexamination of new taxa described by Leveille in the serial papers of Decades plantarum novarum. I. New genus and species, and currently recognized as distinct taxa
Shin, Hyun-Churl ; Kim, Young-Dong ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 38, issue 3, 2008, Pages 271~313
Though numerous Korean plants were described by Léveillé, there has been no comprehensive taxonomic examination of those taxa. The taxonomic literature has been thoroughly reexamined to determine the taxonomic status of Léveillé's taxa reported in serial papers of the Decades plantarum novarum using plant specimens from Korea. It was confirmed that Léveillé described a total of 275 Korean taxa including a new genus, Hydrolirion H. Lév., which is now merged into the genus Blyxa Noronha ex Thou. Among 231 of the taxa described as species, 17 are currently recognized as species or varieties. The taxonomic status of 52 taxa were proved disputable as species. There were also 11 taxa which have never been a subject of discussion among Korean taxonomists.
Distribution of broad-leveled evergreen plants on islands of Incheon, middle part of Yellow Sea
Lee, Jung-Hyun ; Choi, Byoung-Hee ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 38, issue 3, 2008, Pages 315~332
To elucidate the distribution of broad-leaved evergreen plants of the central part of the Yellow Sea, we surveyed 136 islands of Incheon from May 2006 to March 2008. In the present survey, twelve broad-leaved evergreen species were found on 77 islands, which included 28 inhabited and 49 uninhabited islands. Among them, the most popular plants were the following: Euonymus japonicus Thunb., Elaeagnus macrophylla Thunb., Camellia japonica L., and Cyrtomium falcatum (L.f.) C. Presl. These plants were found growing on Baengnyeong Island, the northmost island among those surveyed, near N 37˚ 60'. On the other hand the following four species are found up to Deokjeok-myeon only, near N 37˚ 10': Hedera rhombea (Miq.) Bean,, Quercus acuta Thunb. ex Murray for. acuta, Neolitsea sericea (Blume) Koidz., and Trachelospermum asiaticum (Siebold & Zucc.) Nakai. However, these plants are usually found growing in the southern or southwestern coastal region of the Korean Peninsula. Thus the distribution of the broad-leaved evergreen plants growing on these high latitude islands might be influenced by a warm current of the Yellow Sea. The distribution of broad-leaved evergreen plants on each island is described.
Newly recorded naturalized species in Korea, Hieracium caespitosum and Trifolium incamatum
Lee, Hye-Jeong ; Lee, You-Mi ; Park, Su-Hyun ; Kang, Young-Sik ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 38, issue 3, 2008, Pages 333~343
Two newly naturalized species were recorded from Gangwon-do and Jeju-do. Among them, numerous populations of Hieracium caespitosum (Asteraceae) were found in 2006 along the road near the military area at, Mt. Dosolsan, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do. The other species, Trifolium incarnatum (Fabaceae) was widespread and found at various locations including Jeongsil and Woo-do in Jeju-si, Jeju-do and Gasioreum, Daejeong-eup, Seoguipo-si, Jeju-do and Daehandawon Plantation in Hoecheon-myon, Boseong-gun, Jeonranam-do in 2008. Hieracium caespitosum was found to be distinguished from the allied species, H. umbellatum in the same genus, by a lot of capitula and a well developed cluster of basal leaves during the flowering time. Trifolium incarnatum can be distinguished from other species in the same genus by an erect form, long inflorescence and deep-red flowers.