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Dispersal is associated with morphological innovation, but not increased diversification, in Cyphostemma (Vitaceae)
It is suggested that the pattern of association between dispersal, morphological innovation, and diversification may depend on the particular characters under study, and lineages with evolutionarily labile characters, such as stem succulence, do not necessarily conform to the notion of niche conservatism and instead demonstrate remarkable morphological adaptation to local climate and edaphic conditions following dispersal. Expand