[Taxacom] number of species of Rosaceae and Rosoideae
nadia.talent at utoronto.ca
Sat Mar 26 09:20:18 CDT 2011
The Rosaceae are well known for the difficulty of species delimitation caused largely by apomixis, but also apparently by the diversification that follows polyploidization. This paper discusses species numbers in considerable depth:
Vamosi, J.C.; Dickinson, T. (2006). Polyploidy and diversification – a phylogenetic investigation using Rosaceae. ''International Journal of Plant Sciences''. 167(2): 349–358.
Royal Ontario Museum and University of Toronto,
On 2011-03-26, at 8:27 , Marko Prous wrote:
> Dear all,
> I would like to know how many species of Rosaceae and/or Rosoideae are
> known from different regions of the World, particularly Europe and China.
> I'm naively hoping to estimate how many species of Empria (Hymenoptera,
> Tenthredinidae), which are in most cases monophagous on different
> species of Rosoideae, could be expected in China for example.
> There are about 25 species of Empria known from Europe (probably more
> than 95% of the actual number) and it would be interesting to know how
> this corresponds to the number of species of Rosaceae and Rosoideae in
> Europe (Rosoideae as defined here:
> Does anybody know the species numbers or could point me to sources where
> to look up these numbers?
> Best wishes,
> Marko Prous
> Marko Prous
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> Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences
> University of Tartu
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