MALVACEAE PROJECT

 

 

Research in my lab and that of various collaborators over the last ten years or so has resulted in a reasonably clear picture of the phylogeny of Malvaceae s.l. (including the traditional families, Bombacaceae, Malvaceae, Sterculiaceae, and Tiliaceae).  The following figures summarize the current state of knowledge, as laid-out in a series of publications (with some information from unpublished data).

Click on Malvatheca for a summary of recent findings and current research.

*numbers within triangles indicate the number of genera (as recognized in Bayer and Kubitzki)

 

Fremontodendron sp (photo: Monterey Bay Nurseries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brachychiton bidwillii (photo: G. Keena 2001)

 

 

 

Dombeya alleizettei (photo: M. Koopman 2005)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grewia sp (photo: M. Koopman 2005)

 

Click here for a list of broad-scale Malvaceae phylogeny publications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send comments or questions about this site to mmkoopman@wisc.edu