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  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro; Strong, Mark T. (2012-01-01)
    The catalogue enumerates all taxa of Gymnosperms, Dicotyledons, and Monocotyledons occurring in the West Indies archipelago excluding the islands off the coast of Venezuela (Netherlands Antilles, Venezuelan Antilles, Tobago, ...
  • Kelloff, Carol L.; Alexander, Sara N.; Funk, Vicki A.; Clarke, H. David (2012-1-11)
    Part I provides the collector’s notes on trips with maps in chronological order. Part II lists collection localities, with collection number ranges, habitat descriptions, geographic coordinates, and assisting collectors. ...
  • Turner, Benjamin L.; Cernusak, Lucas A. (2011-10-14)
    Turner, Benjamin L., and Lucas A. Cernusak, editors. Ecology of the Podocarpaceae in Tropical Forests. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, number 95, viii + 207 pages, 70 figures, 18 tables, 2011. The emergence of angiosperms ...
  • Dickie, Ian A.; Holdaway, Robert J. (2011-10-14)
    Podocarps are often found on low-nutrient soils and further exacerbate nutrient limitation through the production of recalcitrant litter. Understanding podocarp ecology therefore depends on understanding the root adaptations ...
  • Cernusak, Lucas A.; Adie, Hylton; Bellingham, Peter J.; Biffin, Edward; Brodribb, Timothy J.; Coomes, David A.; Dalling, James W.; Dickie, Ian A.; Enright, Neal J.; Kitayama, Kanehiro; Ladd, Philip G.; Lambers, Hans; Lawes, Michael J.; Lusk, Christopher H.; Morley, Robert J.; Turner, Benjamin L. (2011-10-14)
    The Podocarpaceae comprises 18 genera and about 173 species of evergreen, coniferous trees and shrubs. It is the most successful gymnosperm family in angiosperm-dominated tropical forests (Brodribb, this volume). Podocarps are ...
  • Brodribb, Timothy J. (2011-10-14)
    Viewed in terms of species diversity, the Southern Hemisphere conifer family Podocarpaceae is equivalent to its northern sister the Pinaceae. However, despite their similar age and common heritage these two families diverge ...
  • Lusk, Christopher H. (2011-10-14)
    Worldwide, conifers are most successful on sites subject to chronic stresses that limit productivity (low temperatures, nutrient poverty, poor drainage). They are poorly represented in the lowland tropics but are often ...
  • Ladd, Philip G.; Enright, Neal J. (2011-10-14)
    Podocarpus drouynianus and P. spinulosus are two unusual conifers restricted to southwestern and eastern Australia, respectively. The species are morphologically similar and genetically closely related to each other but ...
  • Kitayama, Kanehiro; Aiba, Shin-ichiro; Ushio, Masayuki; Seino, Tatsuyuki; Fujiki, Yasuto (2011-10-14)
    We review the ecology of podocarps on various soil types in Borneo, largely relying on our studies conducted on Mount Kinabalu. Podocarps are generally abundant in montane forests, but their abundance varies with soil ...
  • Coomes, David A.; Bellingham, Peter J. (2011-10-14)
    With few exceptions, podocarps are specialists of nutrient-poor soils within temperate and tropical rainforests. They are locally abundant in some tropical mountains, especially near the tree line, and in the lowland tropics ...
  • Adie, Hylton; Lawes, Michael J. (2011-10-14)
    Podocarp distribution in Africa follows a discontinuous mountainous belt from Cameroon to Angola in the west and from Ethiopia in the northeast to the southern Cape in South Africa. Besides a relict population of Afrocarpus ...
  • Enright, Neal J.; Jaffré, Tanguy (2011-10-14)
    Podocarp species and genus richness is higher in the Malesian region than anywhere else on earth, with maximum genus richness in New Guinea and New Caledonia and maximum species richness in New Guinea and Borneo. Members ...
  • Dalling, James W.; Barkan, Phoebe; Bellingham, Peter J.; Healey, John R.; Tanner, Edmund V. J. (2011-10-14)
    Podocarps are a frequent, but rarely a dominant, component of neotropical wet forests extending from South America into central Mexico and the Greater Antilles. Although podocarps are often considered to be predominantly ...
  • Morley, Robert J. (2011-10-14)
    The paleoecology of tropical Podocarpaceae is reviewed for Africa and Southeast Asia. The family first appeared in the Triassic of Gondwana, after which it diversified through the Cretaceous and earliest Tertiary, and ...
  • Biffin, Edward; Conran, John G.; Lowe, Andrew J. (2011-10-14)
    Phylogenetic reconstructions of the relationships among extant taxa can be used to infer the nature of the processes that have generated contemporary patterns of biotic diversity. In this study, we present a molecular ...
  • Nicolson, Dan H. (1969)
  • Norris, James N. (Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2010-02-16)
    The present treatment constitutes a taxonomic study of the green and brown benthic marine algae currently known in the northern Gulf of California. In all, 133 species were found: 4 classes, 7 orders, 13 families, 20 genera, ...
  • Bonifacino, José Mauricio (Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2009)
    Bonifacino, José Mauricio. Taxonomic Revision of the Chiliotrichum Group sensu stricto (Compositae: Astereae). Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, number 92, vi + 119 pages, 62 fi gures, 1 table, 2009.—The Chiliotrichum ...
  • Ireland, Robert Root; Buck, William R. (Smithsonian Institution, 2009-07-07)
  • Zuloaga, Fernando O.; Soderstrom, Thomas R. (1985)

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