eFLOWER

A framework for understanding the evolution and diversification of flowers

What is eFLOWER?

eFLOWER is a collaborative scientific project aimed at answering key questions on the evolution of flowers:

– What were flowers like in deep nodes of the angiosperm tree?
– Which floral innovations are linked with major increases in diversification rates?
– How are floral characters correlated with one another?
– To what extent has floral diversification been driven by pollination?
– Where do fossil flowers fit on the phylogeny of extant angiosperms?

To answer these questions, we are building a database of floral traits for a large sample of angiosperm species using an exemplar approach. To learn more about this database, click here: What is PROTEUS?

eFLOWER is currently coordinated by a team of researchers from France and Austria. To learn more about who we are, click here: Who are we?

eFLOWER is still in its early stages. Once our database server is running smoothly, we will welcome contributions from other interested researchers. 

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith