SMILAX (SMILACACEAE) FROM THE MIOCENE OF WESTERN EURASIA WITH CARIBBEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC AFFINITIES


Denk T., Velitzelos D., Guner H. T. , Ferrufino-Acosta L.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.102, no.3, pp.423-438, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 102 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3732/ajb.1400495
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.423-438
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Premise of the study: Recent molecular studies provide a phylogenetic framework and some dated nodes for the monocot genus Smilax. The Caribbean Havanensis group of Smilax is part of a well-supported "New World clade" with a few disjunct taxa in the Old World. Although the fossil record of the genus is rich, it has been difficult to assign fossil taxa to extant groups based on their preserved morphological characters.