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Earliest orchid macrofossils: Early Miocene Dendrobium and Earina (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae) from New Zealand.
Fossil leaves of two Early Miocene orchids (Dendrobium and Earina) are reported from New Zealand. The distinctive, raised tetra- to cyclocytic stomatal subsidiary cells of Earina and characteristic… Expand
Morphology of Hydatellaceae, an anomalous aquatic family recently recognized as an early-divergent angiosperm lineage.
- P. Rudall, D. Sokoloff, +4 authors D. Stevenson
- Biology, Medicine
- American journal of botany
- 1 July 2007
The family Hydatellaceae was recently reassigned to the early-divergent angiosperm order Nymphaeales rather than the monocot order Poales. This dramatic taxonomic adjustment allows comparison with… Expand
Phylogenetic studies of asparagales based on four plastid DNA regions
M. F. Fay, P. J. Rudall, S. Sullivan, K. L. Stobart, A. Y. de Bruijn, G. Reeves, F. Qamaruz-Zaman, W.-P. Hong, J. Joseph, W. J. Hahn, J. G. Conran and M. W. Chase
Generic relationships within and between the gymnosperm families Podocarpaceae and Phyllocladaceae based on an analysis of the chloroplast gene rbcL.
Analysis of sequences of the chloroplast gene rbcL for 76 taxa of Podocarpaceae (representing all genera except Parasitaxus) and five species of Phyllocladaceae were undertaken with respect to their… Expand
New Zealand Eocene, Oligocene and Miocene Macrofossil and Pollen Records and Modern Plant Distributions in the Southern Hemisphere
The modern New Zealand flora has a relatively low number of families and genera in relation to land area, but well-preserved macrofossils and pollen from three sites in southern New Zealand suggest… Expand
Systematics of Ruscaceae/Convallariaceae: a combined morphological and molecular investigation
Abstract This paper discusses the intrafamilial systematics of Ruscaceae sensu lato by means of a combined molecular-morphological analysis. Ruscaceae sensu lato (including former Convallariaceae,… Expand
Common Dolphins (Delphinus Delphis) In Southern Australia: A Morphometric Study
Examination of 211 Delphinus specimens from the coasts of Western Australia to New South Wales, including Tasmania, was conducted using 62 quantitative and 11 qualitative variables. After refining… Expand
Plastid genomes reveal support for deep phylogenetic relationships and extensive rate variation among palms and other commelinid monocots.
Despite progress based on multilocus, phylogenetic studies of the palms (order Arecales, family Arecaceae), uncertainty remains in resolution/support among major clades and for the placement of the… Expand
Phylogenetic relationships within the ‘core’ Laureae (Litsea complex, Lauraceae) inferred from sequences of the chloroplast gene matK and nuclear ribosomal DNA ITS regions
Abstract.A phylogenetic analysis of the ‘core’ Laureae (Litsea complex) was conducted using the chloroplast gene matK and nuclear ribosomal DNA ITS sequences to investigate generic relationships and… Expand
Phylogeny and historical biogeography of Isodon (Lamiaceae): rapid radiation in south-west China and Miocene overland dispersal into Africa.
- Xiang-Qin Yu, M. Maki, +5 authors J. Li
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
- 1 August 2014
Rapid organismal radiations occurring on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) and the mechanisms underlying Asia-Africa intercontinental disjunctions have both attracted much attention from evolutionary… Expand