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Evolution of Veronica (Plantaginaceae) on the Balkan Peninsula

  title={Evolution of Veronica (Plantaginaceae) on the Balkan Peninsula},
  author={Dirk C. Albach},
With more than 6500 species of native seed plants on the Balkans and almost a third of them endemic, the Balkan Peninsula is known to be a place for diversification and formation of new species and an important refugium during the Ice Ages. One plant group, which exemplifies this well, is the genus Veronica (Plantaginaceae, formerly Scrophulariaceae). Four groups from this genus (V. subg. Stenocarpon; V. subg. Chamaedrys; V. subg. Pseudolysimachium, V. alpina-complex) display putative tertiary… 

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