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    Phyllolobium, a recently established genus from subgenus Pogonophace of Astragalus, contains about 20 species and four sections, mostly endemic to the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP). The uplift of the QTP undoubtedly affected organismic evolution in the region, but further molecular dating in a phylogenetic context is required to test whether diversification is linked in particular to the intense uplift 3.6 million years ago (Ma).

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    Zhang, Ming-Li; Kang, Yun; Zhong, Yang; Sanderson, Stewart C. 2012. Intense uplift of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau triggered rapid diversification of Phyllolobium (Leguminosae) in the Late Cenozoic. Plant Ecology and Diversity. 5(4): 491-499.


    endemism, ITS, Phyllolobium, phylogenetic dating, Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau intense uplift

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