The Evolutionary and Biogeographic Origin and Diversification of the Tropical Monocot Order Zingiberales

@inproceedings{Kress2006TheEA,
  title={The Evolutionary and Biogeographic Origin and Diversification of the Tropical Monocot Order Zingiberales},
  author={W. John Kress and Chelsea D Specht},
  year={2006}
}
Zingiberales are a primarily tropical lineage of monocots. The current pantropical distribution of the order suggests an historical Gondwanan distribution, however the evolutionary history of the group has never been analyzed in a temporal context to test if the order is old enough to attribute its current distribution to vicariance mediated by the break-up of the supercontinent. Based on a phylogeny derived from morphological and molecular characters, we develop a hypothesis for the spatial… CONTINUE READING
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