Why Are There So Many Flowering Plants? A Multiscale Analysis of Plant Diversification

@article{HernandezHernandez2020WhyAT,
  title={Why Are There So Many Flowering Plants? A Multiscale Analysis of Plant Diversification},
  author={Tania Paola Hernandez-Hernandez and John J. Wiens},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2020},
  volume={195},
  pages={948 - 963}
}
The causes of the rapid diversification and extraordinary richness of flowering plants (angiosperms) relative to other plant clades is a long-standing mystery. Angiosperms are only one among 10 major land plant clades (phyla) but include ∼90% of land plant species. However, most studies that have tried to identify which traits might explain the remarkable diversification of angiosperms have focused only on richness patterns within angiosperms and tested only one or a few traits at a single… 
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