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Université de Fribourg

Phylogeography and genetic differentiation along the distributional range of the orchid Epidendrum fulgens: a Neotropical coastal species not restricted to glacial refugia

Pinheiro, Fábio ; Barros, Fábio De ; Palma-Silva, Clarisse ; Fay, Michael F. ; Lexer, Christian ; Cozzolino, Salvatore

In: Journal of Biogeography, 2011, vol. 38, no. 10, p. 1923–1935

Aim Phylogeographical studies in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest (BAF) have mostly included species associated with forest habitats, whereas taxa associated with grassland and sand-dune plant communities have so far been largely overlooked. This study examines the phylogeography of the orchid Epidendrum fulgens, which occurs on coastal sand dunes and granitic outcrops, in order to identify major...