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A complex cladistic analysis of molecular and morphological data of the Monimiaceae family is carried out. The hypothetic modes of the family dispersal are reconstructed basing on the data received for the studied representatives of the Monimiaceae family from all parts of the range and available fossils data. The family supposedly originated in Africa and penetrated into South America via the Antarctic way, and through the Arabian Peninsula and Sri-Lanka to South-Eastern Asia, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, and further then to Madagascar.


About the Authors

A. V. Bobrov
Moscow State University
Russian Federation
Doctor of Sciences (Biology), Professor, Department of Biogeography, Faculty of Geography

A. A. Iurmanov
Moscow State University
Russian Federation
2-nd year magister student at the Department of Biogeography, Faculty of Geography

D. H. Lorence
National Tropical Botanical Garden
United States
Director of Science and Conservation in the National Tropical Botanical Garden (USA, Hawaii), PhD


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