Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tribe Kydieae

The Malvaceae family offers many challenges to taxonomists. Opinions often differ as where to draw the line between species, between genera, and between tribes. In the most recent treatment of Malvoideae (formerly Malvaceae), Bayer and Kutbitzki (2003) divide the subfamily into four tribes: Gossypieae, Hibisceae, Kydieae, and Malveae.