Title: The multiple fuzzy origins of woodiness within Balsaminaceae using an integrated approach. Where do we draw the line?
Authors: Lens, Frederic
Eeckhout, Sharon
Zwartjes, Rosa
Smets, Erik
Janssens, Steven # ×
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Publisher: Published for the Annals of Botany Co. by Academic Press
Series Title: Annals of Botany vol:109 issue:4 pages:783-799
Abstract: The family Balsaminaceae is essentially herbaceous, except for some woodier species that can be described as owoody' herbs or small shrubs. The family is nested within the so-called balsaminoid clade of Ericales, including the exclusively woody families Tetrameristaceae and Marcgraviaceae, which is sister to the remaining families of the predominantly woody order. A molecular phylogeny of Balsaminaceae is compared with wood anatomical observations to find out whether the woodier species are derived from herbaceous taxa (i.e. secondary woodiness), or whether woodiness in the family represents the ancestral state for the order (i.e. primary woodiness).
ISSN: 0305-7364
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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