30th Aug (Thu) 10:50 - 12:20

Legume Diversity in Asia

Asia is one of the richest biodiversity regions in the world, and its several subregions recognized as world’s biodiversity hoptspots. With hundreds of new taxa being recorded, described and named every year, species diversity of Asia is far from clear. Meanwhile, flora of Asia is under severe threat of habitat loss by rapid economic development. Asia is also one of the diversification centers for legumes, the diverse habitats have promoted the significant diversification of this group. A series of studies have been carried out to clarify various aspects of legume diversity in Asia. This symposium will present recent achievements on phylogeny, diversification, and species distributionof legume in Asia and will aim to increase collaborative work on legume taxonomy and conservation in this region.

ORGANIZERS: Tetsukazu Yahara (Kyushu University, Japan); Tingshunag Yi (Kunming Institute of Botany, China); Firouzeh Javadi (Kyushu University, Japan)

1. Global-scale diversity estimate of woody Leguminosae species: disentangling taxonomic data bias and macroecological patterns
Yasuhiro Kubota*1, Kusumoto Buntarou1, Takayuki Shiono1, Fujinuma Junichi1, Anne Chao2 (1Faulty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, Japan;2 Institute of Statistics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan )

2. Phylogenetics and evolution of the Callerya Clade (Millettieae)
Yu-Chun Liu, Jer-Ming Hu* (Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, National Taiwan University)

3. A phylogenetic re-evaluation of Phanera sensu lato (Leguminosae – Cercidoideae)
Tieyao Tu*, Ruth Clark, Dianxiang Zhang (South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of China)

4. ITS non-concerted evolution and rampant hybridization in the legume genus Lespedeza (Fabaceae)
Bo Xu*1, Xin-Fen Gao1, Dong-Pil Jin2, Li-Bing Zhang3 (1Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China;2Department of Biological Sciences, Inha University, Korea;3Missouri Botanical Garden, U.S.A. )

5. Niche modelling in East Asian Lathyrus reveals wider biogeographical context in the genus.
Gregory John Kenicer* (Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 20A Inveleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR, UK)

6. Post-glacial expansion and admixture effects on the intra-oceanic genetic structure of widespread sea-dispersed plants Vigna marina in the Asia-Pacific region
Koji Takayama*1, Takashi Yamamoto2, Yoshiaki Tsuda3, Reiko Nagashima4, Yoichi Tateishi5, Ryosuke Imai3, Yu Takahashi6, Norihiko Tomooka6, Ken Naito6, Tadashi Kajita7 (1Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University;2United Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kagoshima University and Iriomote Station, Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus;3Sugadaira Research Station, Mountain Science Center, University of Tsukuba;4Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science, Chiba University;5Faculty of Education, University of the Ryukyus;6Genetic Resources Center, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization;7Iriomote Station, Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus )