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Evolution of exceptional species richness among lineages of fleshy-fruited Myrtaceae

Biffin, Ed; Lucas, Eve J.; Craven, Lyn A.; da Costa, Itayguara Ribeiro; Harrington, Mark G.; Crisp, Michael


Background and Aims: The angiosperm family Myrtaceae comprises 17 tribes with more than half of the estimated 5500 species being referred to the fleshy-fruited and predominantly rainforest associated Syzygieae and Myrteae. Previous studies suggest that fleshy fruits have evolved separately in these lineages, whereas generally shifts in fruit morphology have been variously implicated in diversification rate shifts among angiosperms. A phylogenetic hypothesis and estimate divergence times for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of Botany
DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcq088


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