Evolution: dryland orchid divergence

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors:Armstrong, A
Journal:Nature Plants
Volume:1
Issue:9
Start Page:15134
Abstract:

The expansion of dryland habitats in the late Miocene and early Pliocene, around 10 to 5 million years ago, coincided with the divergence of dryland plant lineages and the emergence of adaptive traits, such as the carbon-concentrating forms of photosynthesis.

DOI:10.1038/nplants.2015.134
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