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Endemism, species selection and the origin and distribution of the vascular plant flora of New Zealand.
Endemic and range disjunction patterns in the New Zealand mainland are not, in general, directly caused by Pliocene inundations or the faulting and associated horizontal displacement of terrain that has continued since the Miocene. Expand
Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand (2008 revision)
Overall, the conservation status of the New Zealand indigenous vascular plant flora is worsening, with 7.6% of this flora now regarded as threatened with extinction. Expand
Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand
This paper represents the first time the entire known indigenous vascular flora of New Zealand has been assessed from a conservation perspective since the mid 1970s, and shows the patterns of rarity exhibited by the taxa listed. Expand
Evolution of New Zealand alpine and open-habitat plant species during the late Cenozoic
Understanding the evolutionary history and biogeography of the New Zealand alpine flora has been impeded by the lack of an integrated model of geomorphology and climate events during the Late… Expand
Classification, origins, and patterns of diversification in New ZealandCarmichaelinae (Fabaceae).
Analysis of ITS sequences provides support for a clade that includes Carmichaelia, Clianthus, Montigena, and Swainsona that has extensively radiated in Australia, and two independent lineages have diversified in New Zealand. Expand
Hybridization may facilitate in situ survival of endemic species through periods of climate change
Predicting species’ chances of survival under climate change requires an understanding of their adaptive potential. Now research into hybridization—one mechanism that could facilitate… Expand
Evidence for the recent dispersal of Sophora (Leguminosae) around the Southern Oceans: molecular data
The results eliminate vicariance explanations for this section of Sophora and strongly support an origin from other (non-Edwardsia) Sophora in the north-west Pacific. Expand
Revised circumscription of Nothofagus and recognition of the segregate genera Fuscospora , Lophozonia , and Trisyngyne (Nothofagaceae)
A new phylogenetic analysis of morphological characters is presented and it is argued that these morphological and molecular differences are sufficient for the four clades of Nothofagaceae to be recognised at the primary rank of genus, and that this classification will be more informative and efficient than the currently circumscribed Noth ofagus with four subgenera. Expand
A Pleistocene inter-tribal allopolyploidization event precedes the species radiation of Pachycladon (Brassicaceae) in New Zealand.
Phylogenetic analyses of five single-copy nuclear genes show that Pachycladon species have two copies of each gene representing two highly diverged evolutionary lineages from the Brassicaceae, and molecular clock analyses of all loci suggest that the two genome copies in Pachy cladon diverged 8 million years ago, and that the allopolyploid origin of the genus occurred during the Pleistocene. Expand
Sophora (Fabaceae) in New Zealand: Taxonomy, distribution, and biogeography
A key is provided to Sophora in New Zealand, hybridism is discussed, an assessment of each species’ conservation status is made, and biogeography is reconsidered in view of the new taxonomic treatment. Expand