Structural variation in carpophores, the ‘stalks’ of the typical schizocarps of Apiaceae, is not well documented. Liu et al. study 92 species from 43 genera representing all subfamilies of Apiaceae and propose a phylogenetic interpretation as well as a standard terminology to describe the various character states. The data suggest that the absence of free carpophores (as in subfamily Mackinlayoideae) or the presence of a single carpophore are the ancestral conditions in Apiaceae, while bifurcate carpophores with opposite vascular bundles are the derived state, present in most members of subfamily Apioideae. Secondary reductions seem to have occurred in several unrelated lineages.
Subscribe via Email
agriculture Annals of Botany Arabidopsis Arabidopsis thaliana Biodiversity Blogging Botany carnivorous plants Climate change Conservation development domestication Drought Ecology education Evolution flow cytometry food food security freeaccess genetics germination hybridization IBC11 IBC18 Latest Articles New Phytologist nitrogen orchids phosphorus Photosynthesis phylogeny Plant Biology plants Plant Science PNAS pollen Pollination polyploidy Rice Science science communication Taxonomy video wheat
New in Annals of Botany