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Comparative phylogeography of African rain forest trees: A review of genetic signatures of vegetation history in the Guineo-Congolian region
The biogeographic history of the African rain forests has been contentious. Phylogeography, the study of the geographic distribution of genetic lineages within species, can highlight the signaturesExpand
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Elevational gradients of species diversity, breeding system and floral traits of orchid species on Réunion Island
Aim This research investigates changes in orchid species composition and diversity, plant breeding system and floral traits along an elevational gradient spanning 2300 m (200‐2500 m).
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Phylogenetics and biogeography of Mascarene angraecoid orchids (Vandeae, Orchidaceae).
The large angraecoid orchid clade (subtribe Angraecinae sensu lato) has undergone extensive radiation in the western Indian Ocean, which includes Africa, Madagascar, and a number of Indian OceanExpand
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Orchid pollination: from Darwin to the present day
In this year celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Darwin and the sesquicentennial of the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, the present paper aims to assess the impact ofExpand
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Orthoptera, a new order of pollinator.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Pollinator-mediated selection and evolution of floral traits have long fascinated evolutionary ecologists. No other plant family shows as wide a range of pollinator-linked floralExpand
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Orchid-bird interactions: a case study from Angraecum (Vandeae, Angraecinae) and Zosterops (white-eyes, Zosteropidae) on Reunion Island
Although angraecoid orchids are famous for their spectacular flowers, pollinated by hawkmoths in Madagascar, two species of Angraecum endemic to the Mascarenes (sect. Hadrangis ) have atypicalExpand
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Bird pollination in an angraecoid orchid on Reunion Island (Mascarene Archipelago, Indian Ocean).
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Although numerous angraecoid orchids in Madagascar display typical sphingophilous syndrome (i.e. white, nectariferous, long-spurred flowers, producing a strong scent at theExpand
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Auto-pollination in a long-spurred endemic orchid (Jumellea stenophylla) on Reunion Island (Mascarene Archipelago, Indian Ocean)
SummarySince Darwin, long-spurred angraecoid orchids have been known for their fascinating evolutionary relationship with long-tongued hawkmoths (Sphingidae) on Madagascar. We studied theExpand
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Development and characterization of microsatellite loci in Pericopsis elata (Fabaceae) using a cost-efficient approach.
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Microsatellite loci were developed in the endangered Pericopsis elata using a combination of low-cost procedures. METHODS AND RESULTS Microsatellite isolation was performedExpand
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Sapromyiophily in the native orchid, Bulbophyllum variegatum, on Réunion (Mascarene Archipelago, Indian Ocean)
Abstract: Orchid species are well known for their highly specialized pollinator interactions. To better understand the reproductive biology of the tropical epiphytic orchid Bulbophyllum variegatum onExpand
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