Phylogeny of New Zealand Plants
..... depicting evolutionary relationships and classification of New Zealand plants.
New Zealand was once part of the ancient landmass, Gondwana, but has been isolated
by the southern oceans for the last 80 million years. It is an island archipelago
that straddles latitudinal zones from the subantarctic to subtopics. The landscape
has been sculpted by shifting sea levels, uplift of high mountain ranges, glaciation,
volcanism, and extensive braided river systems. Partly because of the environmental
diversity and its geographical isolation, the New Zealand flora is diverse and largely
endemic. This web site aims to depict the phylogenetic relationships of New Zealand
to begin exploring the phylogenetic trees... Hyperlinks at the root and the tips
of the trees lead to related phylogenies.
is a link to the New Zealand Plant Names database, which provides supplementary
information about the taxonomy and distribution of New Zealand Plants.
Wagstaff SJ, Cochrane MJ, Wilton AD. 2004. Phylogeny of New Zealand Plants. last