Causes of plant diversification in the Cape biodiversity hotspot of South Africa.

@article{Schnitzler2011CausesOP,
  title={Causes of plant diversification in the Cape biodiversity hotspot of South Africa.},
  author={J. Schnitzler and T. Barraclough and J. S. Boatwright and P. Goldblatt and J. Manning and M. Powell and T. Rebelo and V. Savolainen},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={
          343-57
        }
}
The Cape region of South Africa is one of the most remarkable hotspots of biodiversity with a flora comprising more than 9000 plant species, almost 70% of which are endemic, within an area of only ± 90,000 km2. Much of the diversity is due to an exceptionally large contribution of just a few clades that radiated substantially within this region, but little is known about the causes of these radiations. Here, we present a comprehensive analysis of plant diversification, using near complete… Expand
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