Special Issue "Systematics, Phylogeny, and Biogeography of Leguminosae"

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Diversity".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 234

Special Issue Editor

South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China
Interests: papilionoideae; taxonomy; molecular phylogenetics; historical biogeography

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

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  • Leguminosae
  • systematics
  • phylogenetics
  • biogeography
  • phylogeography

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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