Abstract Detail



Biogeography

Liu, Sukuan [1], Smith, Stacey [2].

Phylogeny and Historical Biogeography of South American Marsh Pitcher Plants, Heliamphora (Sarraceniaceae) .

The South American marsh pitcher plant genus Heliamphora is a group of carnivorous plants endemic to the Guiana Highlands of South America. Most of the species are distributed in small and isolated flat top mountains, or tepuis, surrounded by vertical cliffs and lowland vegetation. It has been suggested that recent geological processes, such as weathering and erosion, have fragmented the once continuous habitat of Heliamphora, resulting in allopatric speciation. This study aims to resolve the evolutionary history of the genus and examine the concordance between phylogenetic relationships and geographic distribution. 


1 - university of colorado boulder, ecology and evolutionary biology, C127 Ramaley Hall, 1800 Colorado Ave., Boulder, 80309, USA
2 - university of colorado boulder, ecology and evolutionary biology, C127/C340 Ramaley Hal, 1800 Colorado Ave., Boulder, Colorado, 80303, USA

Keywords:
Heliamphora
carnivorous plant
Phylogenetics
Tepuis.

Presentation Type: Poster This poster will be presented at 6:15 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PBG006
Abstract ID:526
Candidate for Awards:None


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