Floral Evolution: Dramatic Size Change was Recent and Rapid in the World's Largest Flowers
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CitationDavis, Charles C. 2008. Floral evolution: Dramatic size change was recent and rapid in the world's largest flowers. Current Biology 18(23): R1102-R1104.
AbstractRecent studies clarifying the closest relatives of the world's largest flowers, Rafflesiaceae, whose floral diameters range from ∼11 to ∼100 cm, indicated that they evolved from tiny-flowered ancestors in a burst of floral gigantism. New data now suggest that floral size evolution within Rafflesiaceae may be more dynamic than expected, with both recent and rapid changes in flower size.
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