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Hunting the Origins of Plant Diversity in the Tibetan Plateau
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The Hengduan Mountains of China on the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau is one of the most diverse plant communities in the world, including the genus Pedicularis. It stands out for its exceptional diversity of flower forms across more than 300 local species. The diversity of Pedicularis in the Hengduan Mountains provides an ideal system in which to investigate the role that interspecific reproductive interactions play in shaping this pattern.