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Amazon plant diversity revealed by a taxonomically verified species list
A comprehensive dataset of Amazonian seed plant species from published sources that includes falsifiable data based on voucher specimens identified by taxonomic specialists is assembled, providing a valid starting point for macroecological and evolutionary studies aimed at understanding the origin, evolution, and ecology of the exceptional biodiversity ofAmazonian forests. Expand
Phylogenetics of the New World Subtribes of Asclepiadeae (Apocynaceae—Asclepiadoideae): Metastelmatinae, Oxypetalinae, and Gonolobinae
This study provides a framework for future study of the American MOG genera and highlights areas that need further attention and Chromosome numbers indicate a tendency for reduction in several clades. Expand
A comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of Eriocaulaceae: Evidence from nuclear (ITS) and plastid (psbA-trnH and trnL-F) DNA sequences
The first comprehensive phylogenetic study of Eriocaulaceae based on individual and combined molecular datasets, including the plastidpsbA-trnH and trnL-F and the nuclear ITS, suggests two principal generic realignments in the family. Expand
Richness and endemism in Asclepiadoideae (Apocynaceae) from the Espinhaço Range of Minas Gerais, Brazil – a conservationist view
This study attempts to evaluate the species richness and the degree of endemism in this region, as well as the influence of collecting efforts on the perception of biodiversity, based especially on the Asclepiadoideae from the Espinhaço Range of Minas Gerais (ERMG). Expand
Plastid sequences of trnL-F are used to estimate the age of biogeographical events in New World Asclepiadoideae and suggest that the subfamily arose somewhere in the Old World in the Late Eocene and that there were at least four independent episodes of dispersal to the New World. Expand
Taxonomy "under construction": advances in the systematics of Apocynaceae, with emphasis on the Brazilian Asclepiadoideae
The major taxonomic changes in the Apocynaceae are reviewed, with special attention given to the systematics of Neotropical groups. Expand
Asclepiadeae classification: evaluating the phylogenetic relationships of New World Asclepiadoideae (Apocynaceae)
Comparing the taxonomic arrangement of subtribes with a topology obtained through analyses of two plastid DNA regions for 111 species of Asclepiadoideae representing the major lineages of the subfamily shows that without Jobinia, Nephradenia and Barjonia, AsclePIadeae are not monophyletic. Expand
Phylogenetics of South American Asclepiadoideae (Apocynaceae)
Together analysis of the plastid regions, Blepharodon lineare and Funastrum clausum are confirmed as sister group to the rest of Metastelmatinae and Oxypetalinae, respectively, and indicates that Ditassa is polyphyletic. Expand
The worrying future of the endemic flora of a tropical mountain range under climate change
Abstract Current global warming causes range changes and affects the distribution of species. Microendemics are the first affected and the most threatened by climate change. Here, we model theExpand
Plant diversification in the Espinhaço Range: Insights from the biogeography of Minaria (Apocynaceae)
The biogeography of Minaria is investigated as the basis for understanding the origin and maintenance of plant diversity and endemism in the campo rupestre of the Espinhaco Range. Expand