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Livistona palms in Australia: Ancient relics or opportunistic immigrants?

Crisp, Michael; Isagi, Yuji; Kato, Yohei; Cook, Lynette Gai; Bowman, David M.J.S.

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Eighteen of the 34 species of the fan palm genus Livistona (Arecaceae) are restricted to Australia and southern New Guinea, east of Wallace's Line, an ancient biogeographic boundary between the former supercontinents Laurasia and Gondwana. The remaining species extend from SE Asia to Africa, west of Wallace's Line. Competing hypotheses contend that Livistona is (a) ancient, its current distribution a relict of the supercontinents, or (b) a Miocene immigrant from the north into Australia as it...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/59668
Source: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.09.020

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