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Sea, wind, or bird: Origin of Fagus multinervis (Fagaceae) inferred from chloroplast DNA sequences
Oh, Sang-Hun ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 3, 2015, Pages 213~220
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.3.213
To elucidate the origin and patterns of establishment of insular plants on Ulleungdo Island, maternally inherited chloroplast DNA, which is useful for tracing seed movements, was used. Fagus multinervis, an endemic species that dominated broadleaf deciduous forests on Ulleungdo Island, is an excellent model for such a study. To understand the diversity and spatial distribution of the chloroplast haplotypes of F. multinervis, nucleotide sequences of the psbA-trnH region were determined from 144 individuals sampled throughout the island. Results of a phylogenetic analysis of the region with close relatives of F. multinervis suggest that F. multinervis is sister to a clade of F. japonica and F. engleriana. No haplotype variation was found within F. multinervis. This remarkably low cpDNA haplotype diversity is in contrast to the findings of previous allozyme studies of F. multinervis populations that showed high genetic diversity on Ulleungdo Island. Repeated colonization during the early stage of establishment via birds that migrated from a source area where the F. multinervis cpDNA haplotype was geographically structured may have resulted in the observed pattern of haplotype diversity. Alternatively, long-distance dispersal of seeds of the progenitor of F. multinervis via birds or typhoons to Ulleungdo may have been a single event, whereas the immigration of pollen from the mainland likely occurred frequently. Comparative phylogeographic studies of other species endemic to Ulleungdo Island and their close relatives on the neighboring mainland are necessary for a more complete understanding of the evolution of the island's native species.
The taxonomic entity and distribution of Rubus palmatus var. palmatus and R. palmatus var. coptophyllus (Rosaceae) in Korea
Yang, JiYoung ; Lee, Woong ; Kim, Seung-Chul ; Pak, Jae-Hong ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 3, 2015, Pages 221~226
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.3.221
Rubus palmatus Thunb. var. palmatus (Rosaceae) was first discovered in Anmyeon-do and Geoje-do, Korea, and the new Korean name 'Gin-yip-dan-pung-ttal-gi' was given. This taxon can be distinguished from var. coptophyllus by having 3-lobed or rarely undivided leaves. We, for the first time, report the distribution of R. palmatus var. coptophyllus (A. Gray) Kuntze from the island of Geoje-do in Korea and clarified the Korean vernacular name of 'Dan-pung-ttal-gi.' Finally, we designated the lectotype of R. palmatus using C. P. Thunberg's specimen (UPS-THUNB. 12282).
A taxonomic revision of Astragalus L. (Fabaceae) in Korea
Choi, In-Su ; Kim, So-Young ; Choi, Byoung-Hee ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 3, 2015, Pages 227~238
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.3.227
Korean species within the genus Astragalus have been taxonomically revised based on herbarium specimens and field examinations. In this study, we recognized the following eight species and one variety: A. laxmannii subsp. laxmannii, A. dahuricus, A. sikokianus, A. uliginosus, A. schelichowii, A. setsureianus, A. mongholicus var. dahuricus, A. mongholicus var. nakaianus, and A. sinicus. Based on recent taxonomic progress with this genus, their scientific names are being reconsidered. A Korean plant, previously recorded as A. adsurgens, is included in the polymorphic taxa A. laxmannii subsp. laxmannii. Astragalus koraiensis was initially described from Gangwon Province as an endemic species, and it is now regarded as conspecific with A. sikokianus. Furthermore, the taxonomic entities and their morphological characteristics have been clarified for A. schelichowii and A. setsureianus, both of which are not well known in Korea. We provide a key to these species and enumerate their synonymies and taxonomic notes.
A new record of Rhododendron keiskei Miq. var. hypoglaucum Suto & Suzuki (Ericaceae) in Korea
Yang, Jong-Cheol ; Kwon, Yeong-Han ; Ji, Seong-Jin ; Shin, Chang-Ho ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 3, 2015, Pages 239~242
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.3.239
Rhododendron keiskei Miq. var. hypoglaucum Suto & Suzuki (Ericaceae) was found in Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do, Korea. This species is distinguished from related taxa in Korea by lepidote hairs entire, flower-bud terminal, inflorescences umbel-like racemes, corolla lepidot outside, white tinged with yellow. This taxon was named 'Seom-Jin-Dal-Lae' in Korean based on its habitat. We provide its description, illustrations, photographs and a key of related taxa in Korea.
Natural hybridization of Iris species in Mt. Palgong-san, Korea
Son, OGyeong ; Son, Sung-Won ; Suh, Gang-Uk ; Park, SeonJoo ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 3, 2015, Pages 243~253
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.3.243
Series Chinensis, Genus Iris, endemic to the far regions of East Asia, consists of four species and related varieties. This series is divided into two major groups (I. rossii and I. minutiaurea complex). In this study, the ITS region and matK gene sequences within nuclear ribosomal DNA and plastid DNA were analyzed in order to investigate the phylogenetic relationships among the I. minutiaurea complex (I. minutiaurea, I. odaesanensis, and I. koreana) and the taxonomic identities of a putative hybrid in Mt. Palgong. In the internal transcribed spacer (ITS1, 5.8S, and ITS2) region, a total of 106 cloned genomic sequences from three taxa were obtained to study the intragenomic polymorphisms of the ITS regions. Three taxa revealed high levels of intragenomic polymorphisms, indicative of incomplete nrDNA concerted evolution. This incomplete ITS concerted evolution in the series Chinensis may be linked to the recent species divergence and frequent interspecies hybridization of the series Chinensis. In the matK gene, three taxa were fairly separated by eleven variable sites. In eight individuals collected on Mt. Palgong, putative hybrids between I. odaesanensis and I. minutiaurea were clustered in the I. minutiaurea clade in the NJ (neighbor-joining) tree based on the matK gene. However, in the ITS tree, some of them were clustered in the I. odaesanensis clade and others were clustered in the I. minutiaurea clade. Therefore, the individuals on Mt. Palgong were formed by the hybridization between two taxa (I. odaesanensis and I. minutiaurea) and not through the lineage of I. koreana.
Phylogeographic study of Abies koreana and Abies nephrolepis in Korea based on mitochondrial DNA
Yang, Jong-Cheol ; Yi, Dong-Keun ; Joo, Min-Jeong ; Choi, Kyung ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 3, 2015, Pages 254~261
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.3.254
Genetic variations of Abies koreana and Abies nephrolepis were assessed using two mitochondrial DNA regions (nad5 intron 4 and nad5 intron 1) for 16 natural populations to understand their phylogeographical history. Seven polymorphic sites of the two combined regions resulted in the resolution of four haplotypes (M1-M4). The average gene diversity within the population (
) was 0.098, the total gene diversity (
) was 0.620, and the interpopulation differentiation was
. The populations were divided into three groups (northern area, central area, southern area) according to their geographic locations. The populations of the northern and southern areas were mostly fixed for M1 and M2, respectively. The populations of the central area showed the highest levels of gene diversity (
) due to introgression from the northern area and southern area. The presence of a single mtDNA haplotype in the southern area suggests that current widespread populations have expanded to the central area from a specific refugium population after the last glacial period.
Unrecorded moss species from Korean Flora III: Syrrhopodon japonicus (Besch.) Broth. and Syrrhopodon armatus Mitt.
Yoon, Young-Jun ; Moon, Myung-Ok ; Sun, Byung-Yun ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 3, 2015, Pages 262~265
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.3.262
Two species of Syrrhopodon [S. japonicus (Besch.) Broth. and S. armatus Mitt.] were newly recorded from Jeju Island. S. japonicus was found on a rock covered with fine soil on the Che-oreum Volcano. This species is clearly distinguished from other species of the genus by its plants to 40 mm long, leaves bordered with several rows of short cells, and the margins at the leaf shoulders being regularly serrate. Syrrhopodon armatus was found on tree bark on Seopseom islet. It differs morphologically from other species of the genus in terms of its plant at 10 mm long, leaves bordered with one to several rows of linear and hyaline cells, leaves with spinous teeth at the shoulders. We propose new Korean names for these two species: 'Seon-o-reum-i-kki' and 'Jag-eun-seon-o-reum-i-kki,' respectively, which are based on their plant size and their first locations in Korea.
A New record of Elaeagnus (Elaeagnaceae) to Korean Flora: E. pungens Thunberg
Son, OGyeong ; Koh, Jeong-eun ; Lee, Sangtae ; Park, SeonJoo ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 3, 2015, Pages 266~271
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.3.266
Elaeagnus pungens Thunb., belongs to the family Elaeagnaceae, was recently recorded for the first time in Mt. Miruk, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do. The native distribution range of this species includes China and Japan in East Asia, while it is considered as an invasive species in North America. Elaeagnus pungens is related to E. glabra, but the species can be distinguished from its congeners by having revolute and repand leaf blades, silvery white and brown scales on the abaxial surface of the leaf, and a campanulate calyx. We propose the new Korean name 'Tong-yeong-bol-re-na-mu,' based on its first collecting site. A detailed description of vegetative and floral characteristics, trichome scanning electron micrographs, dichotomous keys, and the habitat of this species are also provided.
Two unrecorded alien plants of South Korea: Geranium dissectum L. (Geraniaceae) and Dianthus armeria L.
Jung, Su-Young ; Hong, Jeong-Ki ; Park, Soo-Hyun ; Yang, Jong-Cheol ; Yun, Seok-Min ; Kang, Young-Sik ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 3, 2015, Pages 272~277
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.3.272
Two newly recorded alien plants Geranium dissectum L. (Geraniaceae) and Dianthus armeria L. (Caryophyllaceae) have been found in Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do and in Hapcheon-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, of South Korea, respectively. Geranium dissectum can be easily distinguished from other related Korean taxa by fruit with glandular hairs and distinctly reticulated seeds. Dianthus armeria can also be distinguished from other related Korean taxa by its cyme and pubescent calyx. We provide descriptions of the morphological characters, illustrations, photographs and a key to allied taxa.
A Suggestion of Korean Names for the Orders and Families Included in the APG III Classification System
Lee, Yoonkyung ; Jung, Jongduk ; Kim, Sangtae ;
Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy, volume 45, issue 3, 2015, Pages 278~297
DOI : 10.11110/kjpt.2015.45.3.278
With the development of the internet and international agreements such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Korean researchers frequently encounter scientific names of foreign species, and these are named on a case-by-case basis in Korean without any standard naming method. Therefore, standard Korean names for entire orders and families in the world are required for better communications in Korea. However, there have been no comprehensive discussions of the standardization of Korean names for the orders and families found in the world. In this study, we 1) compare the Korean names of orders and families in the references, 2) discuss naming methods in Korean for foreign taxa, and 3) then suggest standard Korean names for the orders and families in the APG III, which is an up-to-date angiosperm classification system. This study will be a starting point for the national standardization of Korean names for orders and families found throughout the world.