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Combining Data from DNA Sequences and Morphology for a Phylogeny of Moringaceae (Brassicales)
Abstract The Old World dry tropical family Moringaceae is remarkable for the great diversity of habit and floral morphology found within its only genus, Moringa. To infer the phylogeneticExpand
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Insights into the historical construction of species-rich Mesoamerican seasonally dry tropical forests: the diversification of Bursera (Burseraceae, Sapindales).
• Mesoamerican arid biomes epitomize neotropical rich and complex biodiversity. To document some of the macroevolutionary processes underlying the vast species richness of Mesoamerican seasonally dryExpand
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Universal hydraulics of the flowering plants: vessel diameter scales with stem length across angiosperm lineages, habits and climates.
Angiosperm hydraulic performance is crucially affected by the diameters of vessels, the water conducting conduits in the wood. Hydraulic optimality models suggest that vessels should widenExpand
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Coordinated evolution of leaf and stem economics in tropical dry forest trees.
With data from 15 species in eight families of tropical dry forest trees, we provide evidence of coordination between the stem and leaf economic spectra. Species with low-density, flexible,Expand
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Plant height and hydraulic vulnerability to drought and cold
Significance As trees worldwide experience mortality or dieback with increasing drought and low tundras grow taller with warming, understanding the link between plant height and climate isExpand
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Vessel diameter-stem diameter scaling across woody angiosperms and the ecological causes of xylem vessel diameter variation.
Variation in angiosperm vessel diameter is of major functional significance. In the light of recent models predicting optimal vessel taper given resistance imposed by conductive path length, weExpand
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Intergeneric Relationships within the Caricaceae‐Moringaceae Clade (Brassicales) and Potential Morphological Synapomorphies of the Clade and Its Families
  • M. Olson
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Plant Sciences
  • 1 January 2002
Recently published molecular phylogenetic studies indicate a sister taxon relationship between Caricaceae and Moringaceae; such a relationship was not identified in nearly 250 yr of morphologicalExpand
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TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access.
We evaluate the extent of the trait data compiled in TRY and analyse emerging patterns of data coverage and representativeness of these continuous traits in many aspects. Expand
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Stem and root anatomical correlations with life form diversity, ecology, and systematics in Moringa (Moringaceae)
Abstract Four life forms (habits) are identified in the 13 species of Moringa (bottle trees, sarcorhizal trees, slender trees, and tuberous shrubs) which are examined for wood anatomical correlationsExpand
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Universal foliage-stem scaling across environments and species in dicot trees: plasticity, biomechanics and Corner's Rules.
Trees range from small-leaved, intricately branched species with slender stems to large-leaved, coarsely branched ones with thick stems. We suggest a mechanism for this pattern, known as Corner'sExpand
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