HUH Seminar - Wes Testo


Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, Seminar Room 125

Wes Testo, Postdoctoral Associate
University of Florida

Topic: Systematics natural groups, and the rapid radiation of Neotropical Phlegmariurus (Lycopodiaceae)

The tropical clubmoss genus Phlegmariurus is the most species-rich group in the Lycopodiaceae, with approximately 300 species. Approximately 150 species are known from the American tropics, with the northern Andes being a center of diversity. The group displays exceptional morphological and ecological diversity, and includes epiphytic, lithophytic, and terrestrial members. In this talk, I will discuss the evolutionary relationships of this group, redefine principal clades based on molecular and morphological evidence, and infer the timing and tempo of its diversification.

Host Lab: Davis