Next SolSeminar will be presented by Sandy Knapp on Black nightshades – weeds or wonders? The Morelloid Clade of Solanum
Abstract. Recent phylogenomic studies have shown Solanum to have a solid structure of monophyletic clades, although the relationships between these are in some cases not clear. One of these monophyletic lineages is the Morelloid clade – sometimes known as the black nightshades. A series of taxonomic revisions of the some 70 species of this group is in preparation, with two parts already published. The morelloids have always been considered difficult, in part due to the morphological plasticity, the similarity of species, and the many collections made of these often weedy plants. For example, most of these species in North America were called Solanum nigrum, although there are several narrowly distributed endemics there! I will review the diversity of these plants, highlighting the different issues around these species in different parts of their range.
When? Friday Dec 3rd 4 pm (GMT+1)
The zoom link to join the meeting is https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/94333146166 Meeting ID: 943 3314 6166, password: Solanaceae
Watch this talk in TouTube: https://youtu.be/fJqqQTeHGpA