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Molecular systematics and morphological character evolution of the Condamineeae (Rubiaceae).
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Morphological ancestral state reconstructions indicate that protogyny have evolved at least two times within the Condamineeae and that indehiscent fruits, loculicidal fruit dehiscence, and intrapetiolar stipules have evolved independently several times.
A Revised Time Tree of the Asterids: Establishing a Temporal Framework For Evolutionary Studies of the Coffee Family (Rubiaceae)
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The updated age estimates for major groups of Rubiaceae provide a significant step forward towards the long term goal of establishing a robust temporal framework for the divergence of this biologically diverse and fascinating group of plants.
The evolutionary ecology of dust seeds
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This paper summarizes taxonomic distribution, phylogeny, ontogeny, morphology, and recruitment behavior of dust seeds, concluding with a conclusion that dust seeds are the smallest existing seeds in angiosperms.
Deep divergences in the coffee family and the systematic position of Acranthera
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Nuclear ITS provided structured information at all phylogenetic levels, but the main gain from adding nrITS was the increased resolution and average support values also increased but were generally high also without nr ITS and the increase was not statistically significant.
Phylogenetic relationships and new tribal delimitations in subfamily Ixoroideae (Rubiaceae)
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A revised tribal classification, including the description of five new tribes, Airospermeae, Augusteae, Scyphiphoreae, Steenisieae and Trailliaedoxeae is provided, to resolve the phylogeny and assess the tribal delimitations in the expanded Ixoroideae.
Phylogenetic structure and clade circumscriptions in the Gardenieae complex (Rubiaceae)
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The phylogeny of this large and diverse Rubiaceae-Gardenieae and closely related tribes Bertiereae, Coffeeae, Cremasporeae, Octotropideae, and Pavetteae is reconstructed using an extensive sampling of 108 genera and five plastid DNA regions.
Historical biogeography and phylogeny of the pantropical Psychotrieae alliance (Rubiaceae), with particular emphasis on the Western Indian Ocean Region.
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This study reinforces the pivotal role of dispersal in shaping the WIOR biodiversity and as the critical initiating step in the generation of endemic biodiversity on its islands.
Island hopping, long-distance dispersal and species radiation in the Western Indian Ocean : historical biogeography of the Coffeeae alliance (Rubiaceae)
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The Western Indian Ocean region is home to a very diverse and largely unique flora that has mainly originated via long-distance dispersals and the aim of this study is to gain insight into the mechanisms behind this diversity.
Phylogeny of Euclinia and allied genera of Gardenieae (Rubiaceae), and description of Melanoxerus, an endemic genus of Madagascar
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Molecular phylogenetic analyses of the Randia clade of the tribe Gardenieae indicate that Casasia and Randia are not monophyletic as presently circumscribed and a taxonomic proposal is made for the recognition of the Malagasy taxon at generic level as Melanoxerus.
A Nomenclator of Croton (Euphorbiaceae) in Madagascar, the Comoros Archipelago, and the Mascarene Islands
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All published names of Croton from Madagascar, the Comoros, and the Mascarenes are treated here, and a total of 133 names are newly treated as synonyms.
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