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Recent assembly of the Cerrado, a neotropical plant diversity hotspot, by in situ evolution of adaptations to fire
These findings imply that the Cerrado formed in situ via recent and frequent adaptive shifts to resist fire, rather than via dispersal of lineages already adapted to fire, and add to growing evidence that the origins and historical assembly of species-rich biomes have been idiosyncratic.
The evolutionary history of Mimosa (Leguminosae): toward a phylogeny of the sensitive plants.
A preliminary phylogenetic framework for Mimosa is established that can be used to infer patterns of morphological evolution and relationships and which provides pointers toward a revised infrageneric classification.
Endemic Mimosa species from Mexico prefer alphaproteobacterial rhizobial symbionts.
Host phylogeny, geographic isolation and coevolution with symbionts derived from very different soils have potentially contributed to the striking difference in the choice of symbiotic partners by Mexican and Brazilian Mimosa species.
Community structure of endemic Mimosa species and environmental heterogeneity in a semi-arid Mexican valley
Six communities with seven Mimosa species in the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán valley, Mexico are analysed to point to the replacement of ‘matorral xerófilo’ and ‘selva baja caducifolia’ by ‘ matorral espinoso’ (thorny scrub).
Taxonomic Significance of Leaflet Anatomy in Mimosa Series Quadrivalves (Leguminosae, Mimosoideae)
Abstract Leaflet anatomy of 14 taxa in Mimosa sect. Batocaulon, series Quadrivalves is described for the first time, using cleared leaflets and light microscopy. Members of the series have obliquely
Effect of scarification and temperature on seed germination of two Mexican species of Mimosa (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae)
Overall results suggest that, for both taxa, an increase or decrease in temperature will not inhibit seed germination, supporting the recommendation to use these plants for reforestation, as part of environmental restoration projects in temperate and semi-arid Mexican regions.
Nomenclatural changes in the genus Mimosa (Fabaceae, Mimosoideae) in southern Mexico and Central America.
The aim of this paper is to formalize and validate new combinations, new names, synonymies, and lectotypifications at the series, species, and variety level to accompany the taxonomic treatment of Mimosa in Flora de Nicaragua, Flora Mesoamericana, and Flora of Maxico.
Acacia : the case against moving the type to Australia
It is maintained that there are strong arguments against conservation, such as the large number of countries that would be affected, the economic importance of the extra-Australian species, and the economic burden placed on developing countries, and that acceptance of this proposal would violate the guidelines for conservation.
Effect of seed age on germination, seedling survival and growth of Mimosa luisana (Leguminosae)
Key message Mimosa luisana seeds germinate after 7 years of storage, suggesting that they have a long span life; an interesting characteristic for environmental restoration of semi-arid zones.