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Systematics and Biogeography of Orthaea Kloztsch (Ericaceae: Vaccinieae)

  title={Systematics and Biogeography of Orthaea Kloztsch (Ericaceae: Vaccinieae)},
  author={Nelson R. Salinas},
SYSTEMATICS AND BIOGEOGRAPHY OF Orthaea Kloztsch (ERICACEAE: VACCINIEAE) by Nelson R. Salinas Adviser: Dr. Paola Pedraza-Peñalosa In the first chapter a study of the distribution patterns of the neotropical Vaccinieae (Ericaceae) is presented. Five areas of endemism were recovered: Central America, northern Chocó, southern Chocó, eastern Ecuador, and Yungas. Divergence times estimations indicate that the Andean clade of Vaccinieae migrated to South America during the Late Oligocene or Early… 



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