95(2):179–187. Paper abstract bibtex
The Phylogeny of Juniperusis presented based on nrDNA (ITS), petN-psbM, trnS-trnG, trnD-trnT, trnL-trnF sequencing (4411 bp) utilizing all currently recognized species. The major clades of the phylogenetic tree were congruent with the previouslypublished phylogenetic tree of Mao et al. (2010) that had a subset of taxa of the current study. The lone species with serrate leaves in the eastern hemisphere, J. phoenicea, was found to be in a clade quite separated from the serrate junipers of North America. Juniperus phoeniceais referred to as 'pseudoserrate' to distinguish it from the semi-arid, serrate leaf junipers of the western hemisphere. Section Sabinais the most derived group and has radiated into niches in both the eastern and western hemispheres with approx. 60 species.