Université de Fribourg

Genetic relationships and variation in reproductive strategies in four closely related bromeliads adapted to neotropical ‘inselbergs’: Alcantarea glaziouana, A. regina, A. geniculata and A. imperialis (Bromeliaceae)

Barbará, Thelma ; Martinelli, Gustavo ; Palma-Silva, Clarisse ; Fay, Michael F. ; Mayo, Simon ; Lexer, Christian

In: Annals of Botany, 2009, vol. 103, no. 1, p. 65-77

Background and Aims: Bromeliads (Bromeliaceae) adapted to rock outcrops or ‘inselbergs’ in neotropical rain forests have been identified as suitable plant models for studying population divergence and speciation during continental plant radiations. Little is known about genetic relationships and variation in reproductive strategies within and among inselberg-adapted species, yet knowledge of...