conflicting phylogenies

I am working on a project concerning Pyrola from the Pacific Northwest-- as justification for the recognition of a new species, I am comparing the nuclear and chloroplast phylogenies for PNW Pyrola picta (green), P. "crypta" (yellow), P. dentata (blue), and P. aphylla (red). At first I thought that samples falling at the base of …

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Black Lassic

Black Lassic is one peak among the Lassics of Trinity County and is characterized by outcrops of serpentine, mudstone, and sandstone surrounded by coniferous forest. Pyrola crypta is a species that grows predominantly under Pseudotsuga in this area. It is very similar in appearance to P. picta but can be distinguished by its unusually long sepals …