Research by Biology professor emeritus Dick Olmstead, in collaboration with scientists in Spain and Australia, was featured in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew's report titled "State of the World's Plants and Fungi." This major report cites examples of recent work that Kew considers to have contributed significantly to understanding the state of plant and fungal biodiversity today.
The research from the Olmstead lab was published earlier this year in New Phytologist, and is one of four publications featured in the report's chapter on the contributions of molecular phylogenetics to understand plant diversity. The phylogeny from this research provides a framework for future studies on plant diversity.
The description of these findings begins on page 38 of the report.