Cultivated apple ( Malus domestica )
The Pyreae form a tribe in the subfamily of the Spiraeoideae of the rose family . The tribe includes the sub-tribus of the pome fruit plants (Pyrinae) and the following three genera:
The pomaceous fruit plants were previously run as the subfamily Pyrinae of the rose family. Molecular genetic studies showed that they form a group within the Spiraeoideae . Potter et al. have therefore defined the group as the Subtribe Pyrinae. The base chromosome number of the Pyreae is x = 17, in the genus Vauquelinia x = 15.
The tribe forms together with the genus Gillenia the Supertribus Pyrodae CS Campbell, RC Evans, DR Morgan & TA Dickinson
- D. Potter, T. Eriksson, RC Evans, S. Oh, JEE Smedmark, DR Morgan, M. Kerr, KR Robertson, M. Arsenault, TA Dickinson, CS Campbell: Phylogeny and classification of Rosaceae . Plant Systematics and Evolution, Volume 266, 2007, pp. 5-43. doi : 10.1007 / s00606-007-0539-9
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