Taxonomic affinities of Medusagyne oppositifolia (Medusagynaceae)
Medusagyne oppositifolia Baker is the sole member of Medusagynaceae Engl. and Gilg and its phylogenetic position has been unclear. Analysis of rbcL sequence data indicates a close and strongly supported relationship to Ochnaceae and Quiinaceae, but does not resolve the relationships between these taxa. Together the three families form a monophyletic group with a somewhat more distant relationship to other linalean including Malpighiaceae, Linaceae and phyllanthoid P. thorbiaceae.
Fay, Michael F.; Swensen, Susan M.; and Chase, Mark W., "Taxonomic affinities of Medusagyne oppositifolia (Medusagynaceae)" (1997). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 2482.