Special Issue "Systematics, Phylogeny, and Biogeography of Leguminosae"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 234
The Leguminosae (Fabaceae) pea family of flowering plants (angiosperms), which is the third largest family among angiosperms after Orchidaceae (orchid family) and Asteraceae (aster family), consists of more than 700 genera and about 20,000 species of trees, shrubs, lianas, and herbs. With worldwide distribution, this family includes some of the most important commercial species, such as soybeans (Glycine max), garden peas (Pisum sativum), peanuts (Arachis hypogaea), and alfalfa (Medicago sativa). Most woody species are tropical, while herbaceous (i.e., nonwoody) species occur mainly in temperate regions.
Humans have used leguminous plants for thousands of years, with some species being economically important. Leguminosae systematics and phylogeny are crucial for the development of comprehensive knowledge of angiosperm diversity.
This Special Issue of Diversity will focus on the systematics, phylogeny, and biogeography of Leguminosae. We invite the following types of studies for inclusion in this Special Issue: studies on the taxonomy (the generic level at least), molecular phylogenetics, biogeographic/phylogeographic history and paleobotany of Leguminosae taxa; and general overviews, i.e., reviews on the historical biogeographic processes underlying Leguminosae.
Dr. Lei Duan
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