Transition Studies in Flowering Plants  

by Rolf Baumberger

 Incipient Speciation (2)

Diplacus calycinus --t--> «Diplacus-NF35-rolfyi»

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If one follows the above system regarding time, one finds, on the one hand, a spontaneous beginning of the transition for each plant individual and the course is individually different on trajectories. However, in a defined geographic area, an indication can be made as to which destination (attractor) the journey leads to. The attractor region must be determined empirically for each system. So the process is physically-mathematically describable and not stochastic. It is irreversible and hereditary.

A newly emerged species adhere to the attractor point(s) found empirically.

Arrowheads point to the attractor(s)

floral transitional variation 2017 D. calycinus --t--> NF35r


Transition stages from D. calycinus to D. NF35r (Santa Ana Mts 2013)