A monograph of the Monimiaceae (Laurales) in the Malagasy region (Southwest Indian Ocean).

  title={A monograph of the Monimiaceae (Laurales) in the Malagasy region (Southwest Indian Ocean).},
  author={David H. Lorence},
  journal={Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden},
  • D. Lorence
  • Published 1985
  • History
  • Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Valviloculus pleristaminis gen. et sp. nov., a Lauralean fossil flower with valvate anthers from mid-Cretaceous Myanmar amber

The flower described here as Valviloculus pleristaminis, a new genus and species of fossil angiosperms, was obtained from Myanmar amber deposits dating to the mid-Cretaceous period and provisionally assigned to order Laurales.

Biogeography of the Monimiaceae (Laurales): a role for East Gondwana and long‐distance dispersal, but not West Gondwana

Aim  The biogeography of the tropical plant family Monimiaceae has long been thought to reflect the break‐up of West and East Gondwana, followed by limited transoceanic dispersal.

Rare leaf fossils of Monimiaceae and Atherospermataceae (Laurales) from Eocene Patagonian rainforests and their biogeographic significance

The fossils were found at great modern distance from their apparent closest living relatives and, remarkably, with similar associated genera, increasing the links of Eocene Patagonian floras to Australasia and further weakening their surviving signal in extant South American forests.

A new Species of Decarydendron (Monimiaceae) from Madagascar

Decarydendron ranomafanensis Lorence & Razafimandimbison (Monimiaceae) de Madagascar est decrit et illustre. Ses relations et affinites sont discutees. Une cle des especes de Decarydendron est

Morphological Phylogenetic Analysis of Basal Angiosperms: Comparison and Combination with Molecular Data

Combined analyses of morphological and molecular data generally yield the same topologies as molecular analyses, but morphology overcomes weak molecular evidence in indicating that Chloranthaceae belong just above the basal grade, that monocots are related to Piperales, and that Lauraceae are linked with Hernandiaceae.

Novel plant–frugivore network on Mauritius is unlikely to compensate for the extinction of seed dispersers

Many plant species depend on frugivores for seed dispersal. Here, the authors investigate plant-frugivore networks in Mauritius, finding that the new interactions gained from the arrival of

Offspring Development Conditioning (ODC): A Universal Trend in Evolution of Higher Organisms’ Reproduction

It is proposed that all (at least most) of higher organisms demonstrate the similar trend underlying their reproductive evolution, namely, Offspring Development C onditioning (ODC).

Visitor or vector? The extent of rove beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) pollination and floral interactions

The role of Staphylinidae as pollinators, and Coleoptera as a whole, is underestimated, and caution must be given to inferring the role of staphyl inids in pollination because rove beetles commonly function as inadvertent secondary pollinators or antagonists there to fulfil other ecological roles.

Fruit Structure of Calycanthaceae (Laurales): Histology and Development

The structure of the parenchymatous pericarp, which may be partly obliterated in fruiting carpels in berries of Idiospermoideae, is similar to that in some Atherospermataceae and Monimiaceae with a berry fruit type.