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Botany Seminar with Thomas Daniel | A Global Perspective on Mexican Acanthaceae: Systematics and Ecology

Friday, January 24, 2014


Seminars in Systematic & Evolutionary Botany

Claremont Graduate University Department of Botany at

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Friday, 24 January 2014

Seminar begins at 4:00 PM

Refreshments served at 3:45 PM


Thomas F. Daniel, Ph.D.

Curator - Botany

California Academy of Sciences


A Global Perspective on Mexican Acanthaceae:

Systematics and Ecology

Mexico has one of the richest acanthaceous floras among nations. New insights on the taxonomy, biogeography, and ecology of Mexican Acanthaceae have been enchanced by studies of the family in Central/South America as well in targeted regions of the Paleotropics. Some common life history, pollination, and dispersal stragegies will be discussed. Field studies of the family on the oceanic islands of São Tomé & Príncipe, part of the Guinean Forest Hotspot in western Africa, have been particularly instructive in formulating an hypothesis for the origin of numerous New World lineages from their ancestors in the Old World.

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Location: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

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