Flowering Plants, Evolution
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Stevens, P. F. 2006. Flowering Plants, Evolution. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
The evolution of angiosperms shows a tendency to an increase in canalization and synorganization, but it is also characterized by widespread parallelism and reversal. The great diversity shown by extant angiosperms is concentrated in a relatively few clades.