In the waters of a river in Tabasco grows a population of red mangrove: a lost world whose origins can be traced back to the last glaciation.
Researchers find that the rise of the Andes created conditions in the landscape that drove speciation in aquatic plants.
Small herbarium specimens are likely to be unduplicated elsewhere, or found only in other small herbaria.
The range and occurrence of anther smut shows very similar patterns in both collections and iNaturalist data.
Why do some places have more invasive species than others? Essl and colleagues look at human action.
Botanists have tried to understand the conditions that led to the evolution of the first flowers by reconstructing the niches from which the earliest flowering plants diverged.
Climatic changes and historical orogenies during the Quaternary might have played a significant role in determining the speciation and diversification patterns of primroses in Japan.