Systematics of Ficinia clade (Cyperaceae)

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Muasya, AM en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Chimphango, SBM en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Tshiila, Aluwani Athalia en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-06T19:03:52Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-06T19:03:52Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Tshiila, A. A. 2012. Systematics of Ficinia clade (Cyperaceae). Masters’ Thesis. University of Cape Town.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11667
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Cyperaceae is a cosmopolitan graminoid family comprising about 110 genera and over 5500 species, represented in Southern Africa by 30 genera and over 500 species. The family is an integral part of wetland and grassland vegetations, a number of species have various local uses, and several species are notorious weeds in agriculture. The Ficinia clade includes five genera, namely Isolepis, Ficinia, Scirpoides, Dracoscirpoides and Hellmuthia. The clade has a centre of diversity in the Cape Floristic Region (CFR), where over 70% (113 species) of the species occur, with several taxa dispersed into alpine areas of Africa, and to Australasia, Europe and the Americas. This study aims to infer the phylogenetic relationships and patterns of macroevolution in Ficinia clade; to estimate the divergence dates and investigate the role of ecology the speciation of sister species of the genus Ficinia; and to revise the taxonomy of the species in the Ficinia indica complex (F. indica, F. dunensis, F. elatior, F. aff. indica R and F. aff. indica MF). en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Botany en_ZA
dc.title Systematics of Ficinia clade (Cyperaceae) en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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