Phylogeny and Evolution of the Cucurbitaceae

@inproceedings{Renner2016PhylogenyAE,
  title={Phylogeny and Evolution of the Cucurbitaceae},
  author={Susanne S. Renner and Hanno Schaefer},
  year={2016}
}
The Cucurbitaceae family contains about 1000 species in 96 genera. [] Key Result The major phylogenetic structure of the family is now clear, and this chapter includes an up-to-date phylogenetic scheme with the placement of all genera. The Cucurbitaceae clade originated in mainland Southeast Asia sometime in the Late Cretaceous, and the five deepest evolutionary divergences in the family all date to the Late Cretaceous, 70–80 Ma.

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