Université de Fribourg

Molecular phylogenetics of the Brazilian giant bromeliads (Alcantarea, Bromeliaceae): implications for morphological evolution and biogeography

Versieux, Leonardo M. ; Barbará, Thelma ; Wanderley, Maria das Graças Lapa ; Calvente, Alice ; Fay, Michael F. ; Lexer, Christian

In: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 2012, p. -

The genus Alcantarea comprises near 30 species endemic to rocky outcrops from eastern Brazil. Most species are ornamental and several are threatened due to habitat loss and over collection. In this paper we examine the phylogenetics of Alcantarea and its relationship with the Brazilian members of Vriesea, a genus of which Alcantarea has been treated as a subgenus. We discuss the morphological...