Homoplasy, Pollination, and Emerging Complexity During the Evolution of Floral Development in the Tropical Gingers (Zingiberales)

@article{Specht2012HomoplasyPA,
  title={Homoplasy, Pollination, and Emerging Complexity During the Evolution of Floral Development in the Tropical Gingers (Zingiberales)},
  author={C. Specht and R. Yockteng and A. Almeida and B. Kirchoff and W. Kress},
  journal={The Botanical Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={78},
  pages={440-462}
}
With their impressive array of floral diversity and a largely-understood phylogenetic relationships, the Zingiberales provide an ideal model clade to test for the roles of genetic and ecological factors driving floral diversification. Many Zingiberales have close associations with particular suites of pollinators, a species-level interaction that is reflected in their overall floral morphology. Here we first discuss the importance of understanding developmental evolution in a phylogenetic… Expand

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