Some Thoughts on Evolutionary and Phylogenetic Perspectives in the Oaks -- Quercus and Lithocarpus

Smartt, J.; White, R. J.
March 2006
International Oaks;Spring2006, Issue 17, p55
Academic Journal
The article presents some observations on the evolution and phylogeny of oaks, Quercus and Lithocarpus. Topics discussed include: the biosystematics and taxonomy of the oaks; informal classification strategies; an evaluation of diagnostic features; ecological diversification; possible strategies for taxonomic revision; and the use of chemical and other data in understanding the phylogeny and evolution of the oaks during the past century.


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