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Systematics Section

Ree, Richard [1], Wray, Brian [2], Lidén, Magnus [3].

Phylogenetic relationships and biogeographic patterns in Corydalis (Papaveraceae:Fumarioideae).

Corydalis is an herbaceous angiosperm clade of ca. 465 species of annuals, biennials, and perennials, distributed mainly in the N Hemisphere, but richest in China (262 endemic species), especially in the mountains of the south-west: the Sino-Himalaya, one of the few biodiversity hotspots on Earth outside of the tropics. Monophyly of Corydalis, its three subgenera, and several sections is strongly supported. Preliminary analysis of historical biogeography reveals migration out of Central Asia and rapid diversification in the eastern Himalayan region, possibly associated with uplift of the Tibetan Plateau.

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1 - Field Museum of Natural Hististory, Department of Botany, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Roosevelt Rd At Lake Shore, Chicago, Illinois, 60605-2496, USA
2 - Field Museum of Natural History, Botany, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, 60605, USA
3 - Uppsala University, Botanic Garden, Villavägen 8, Uppsala, 75236, Sweden

historical biogeography

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 27
Location: 552A/Convention Center
Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
Time: 10:15 AM
Number: 27009
Abstract ID:416

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