From Plant Press, Vol. 17, No. 3, July 2014.
At the 2014 Smithsonian Botanical Symposium, Jonathan Price (University of Hawaii at Hilo) spoke about the evolutionary biogeography of Pacific archipelagos. Two conclusions in his talk were that lineages that speciate greatly in one archipelago do so in others and species radiations are much larger in larger archipelagoes. The Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) lineage exemplifies these two conclusions (Am. J. Bot. 98: 449-459; 2011). Shown here is Cyrtandra uapouensis, a critically endangered species endemic to the high ridges of Ua Pou in the Marquesas Islands (PhytoKeys 30: 33-64; 2013).