Climate, niche evolution, and diversification of the "bird-cage" evening primroses (Oenothera, sections Anogra and Kleinia).

@article{Evans2009ClimateNE,
  title={Climate, niche evolution, and diversification of the "bird-cage" evening primroses (Oenothera, sections Anogra and Kleinia).},
  author={Margaret E. K. Evans and Stephen A. Smith and Rachel S Flynn and Michael J. Donoghue},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2009},
  volume={173 2},
  pages={225-40}
}
We integrate climatic niche models and dated phylogenies to characterize the evolution of climatic niches in Oenothera sections Anogra and Kleinia (Onagraceae), and from that we make inferences on diversification in relation to climate. The evolution of climatic tolerances in Anogra + Kleinia has been heterogeneous, across phylogenetic groups and across different dimensions of climate. All the extant taxa occur in semiarid to arid conditions (annual precipitation of 10.1-49.1 cm and high… CONTINUE READING
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