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Phylogenetic comparative methods improve the selection of characters for generic delimitations in a hyperdiverse Neotropical orchid clade
Taxonomic delimitations are challenging because of the convergent and variable nature of phenotypic traits. This is evident in species-rich lineages, where the ancestral and derived states and their gains and losses are ...
Phylogenetic reassessment of Acianthera (Pleurothallidinae: Orchidaceae)
The phylogenetic relationships within the Acianthera affinity are re-evaluated using Bayesian analyses of nrITS and chloroplast matK sequence data. Emphasis is made on species from the Antilles, Central America and the ...
Genus-level taxonomical changes in the Lepanthes affinity (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae)
We propose a new classification of the Lepanthes affinity based on previous studies and our ongoing phylogenetic re-evaluation of the Pleurothallidinae. Fourteen genera are recognized as belonging to the affinity. They are ...
Floral anatomy and evolution of pollination syndromes in Lepanthes and close relatives
Pleurothallidinae is the largest Neotropical orchid subtribe encompassing >5100 species that are mainly dipteran-pollinated. Various pollination syndromes, targeting hump-backed flies (Phoridae), fungal gnats (Sciaridae), ...