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Evolution of China's flowering plants shows East-West divide between old, new lineages


January 31, 2018

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An international team of scientists has mapped the evolutionary relationships between China's 30,000 flowering plant species, uncovering a distinct regional pattern in biodiversity. Eastern China is a floral "museum" with a rich array of ancient lineages and distant relatives, while the western provinces are an evolutionary "cradle" for newer and more closely related species.Full Story

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Florida Museum of Natural History

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