Palm Tree Family Tree

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by TonyLoco, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. TonyLoco

    TonyLoco Active Member

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    Has anybody ever tried to make a family tree of all the different palm tree species?

    I.e. something that would summarize all current scientific knowledge and show which palm species are more closely related to each other and identify 'missing links'?
     
  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes - I have seen such an "evolutionary tree" (try Googling arecaceae phylogenic tree) in several publications - so it is certainly available.

    I am sure it is in the closest thing to a Palm Bible there is - "Genera Palmerum" You can read more about this most comprehensive reference here.

    http://www.kewbooks.com/asps/ShowDetails.asp?id=746

    However, here is an online document with such diagrams that will give you more info than you can probably handle.

    http://pure.au.dk//portal/files/43885556/Asmussen_et_al_2006.pdf
     

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