Bruce K. Holst

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PREMISE Bromeliaceae form a large, ecologically diverse family of angiosperms native to the New World. We use a bromeliad phylogeny based on eight plastid regions to analyze relationships within the family, test a new, eight-subfamily classification, infer the chronology of bromeliad evolution and invasion of different regions, and provide the basis for(More)
We present an integrative model predicting associations among epiphytism, the tank habit, entangling seeds, C₃ vs. CAM photosynthesis, avian pollinators, life in fertile, moist montane habitats, and net rates of species diversification in the monocot family Bromeliaceae. We test these predictions by relating evolutionary shifts in form, physiology, and(More)
D. Albach F. Adema C. Archer D. Bailey A. Barfod M. Blanco L. Bohs S. Breckle B. Bremer M. Callmander F. de D. Calonge P. Cantino M. Celis B. Conn T. Daniel S. Dressler L. Dreyer M. de la Estrella A. Ford S. Fuse S. Gale M. G. Gilbert A. M. Giulietti D. Harris T. Hodkinson B. K. Holst P. Hovenkamp J. Iganci P. Kessler C. Kiel M. Koch B. Kropp R. Kynast P.(More)
Three new species of Myrtaceae (Calyptranthes bracteata, Eugenia gonglycocarpa, andMyrcia rupta) from northeastern South America are described and illustrated, and a new combination (Eugenia tetramera) is proposed. The closed-calyx and the completely or partially fused cotyledons ofMyrcia rupta, unusual features for the genus, are discussed and compared(More)
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