Sunday, November 25, 2012

Botany picture #4: Aragoa abietina

Aragoa abietina (Plantaginaceae), at the Páramo de Chingaza, Colombia, 2007. This species was still in the Scrophulariaceae when I went to university, but phylogenetic studies found the family in its old circumscription to be polyphyletic. Essentially, the Scropulariaceae used to be a wastebasket where many genera went that did not fit into better defined families around it.

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