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Affinity (taxonomy) – mainly in life sciences or natural history – refers to resemblance suggesting a common descent, phylogenetic relationship, or type.
Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent (behind Asia in both categories).
The Ancient Greek language includes the forms of Greek used in ancient Greece and the ancient world from around the 9th century BC to the 6th century AD.
Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.
Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the European honey bee, for producing honey and beeswax.
Brownleea is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae, native to Africa and Madagascar.
Coryciinae is a subtribe of orchids that has been differently defined and placed in the two classification systems that are currently in use for orchids.
East Africa or Eastern Africa is the eastern region of the African continent, variably defined by geography.
In mathematics, an element, or member, of a set is any one of the distinct objects that make up that set.
In biological classification, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.
A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms).
A genus (genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology.
The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering (approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface).
In biogeography, a species is defined as indigenous to a given region or ecosystem if its presence in that region is the result of only natural process, with no human intervention.
Internal transcribed spacer (ITS) refers to the spacer DNA situated between the small-subunit ribosomal RNA (rRNA) and large-subunit rRNA genes in the chromosome or the corresponding transcribed region in the polycistronic rRNA precursor transcript.
An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water.
In botany, the labellum (or lip) is the part of the flower of an orchid or Canna, or other less-known genera that serves to attract insects, which pollinate the flower, and acts as a landing platform for them.
Madagascar (Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar (Repoblikan'i Madagasikara; République de Madagascar), and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa.
Malesia is a biogeographical region straddling the Equator and the boundaries of the Indomalaya ecozone and Australasia ecozone, and also a phytogeographical floristic region in the Paleotropical Kingdom.
Molecular phylogenetics is the branch of phylogeny that analyzes genetic, hereditary molecular differences, predominately in DNA sequences, to gain information on an organism's evolutionary relationships.
Morphology is a branch of biology dealing with the study of the form and structure of organisms and their specific structural features.
Olof Peter Swartz (September 21, 1760 – September 19, 1818) was a Swedish botanist and taxonomist.
The Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colourful and fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family.
Parallel evolution is the development of a similar trait in related, but distinct, species descending from the same ancestor, but from different clades.
Plants are mainly multicellular, predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae.
Plant anatomy or phytotomy is the general term for the study of the internal structure of plants.
Pollen is a fine to coarse powdery substance comprising pollen grains which are male microgametophytes of seed plants, which produce male gametes (sperm cells).
Pollination is the transfer of pollen from a male part of a plant to a female part of a plant, enabling later fertilisation and the production of seeds, most often by an animal or by wind.
Pollination syndromes are suites of flower traits that have evolved in response to natural selection imposed by different pollen vectors, which can be abiotic (wind and water) or biotic, such as birds, bees, flies, and so forth.
A pollinator is an animal that moves pollen from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma of a flower.
A polyphyletic group is a set of organisms, or other evolving elements, that have been grouped together but do not share an immediate common ancestor.
Rediviva is a genus of bees in the Melittidae family endemic to South Africa.
In statistics, resampling is any of a variety of methods for doing one of the following.
Research comprises "creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications." It is used to establish or confirm facts, reaffirm the results of previous work, solve new or existing problems, support theorems, or develop new theories.
In general, a sample is a limited quantity of something which is intended to be similar to and represent a larger amount of that thing(s).
Secretion is the movement of material from one point to another, e.g. secreted chemical substance from a cell or gland.
Sensu is a Latin word meaning "in the sense of".
A sepal is a part of the flower of angiosperms (flowering plants).
In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.
The stigma (plural: stigmata) is the receptive tip of a carpel, or of several fused carpels, in the gynoecium of a flower.
In biology, a subgenus (plural: subgenera) is a taxonomic rank directly below genus.
The subtropics are geographic and climate zones located roughly between the tropics at latitude 23.5° (the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn) and temperate zones (normally referring to latitudes 35–66.5°) north and south of the Equator.
Taxonomy is the science of defining and naming groups of biological organisms on the basis of shared characteristics.
A treatise is a formal and systematic written discourse on some subject, generally longer and treating it in greater depth than an essay, and more concerned with investigating or exposing the principles of the subject.
In biology, a tribe is a taxonomic rank above genus, but below family and subfamily.
Tropical Asia is physiogeographically and economically rich in natural resources and biodiversity, including many species of agricultural value.
The tropics are a region of the Earth surrounding the Equator.