Re: Nepenthes madagascariensis

R Britt (
Mon, 21 Mar 1994 20:07:17 -0800 (PST)

Thanks for your responses on this topic. You are probably right about not
enough time having past for the differentiation seen in these species.
However, I am now curious about something I hadn't really thought about
before. If a species is displaced (as in my N madagascariensis theory)
into a rather different environment, might not the evolution of this
species to a new form be accelerated relative to a similar species already
adapted to a particular ecological nitch? SOrt of a bigger driving force
for selective advantage..even if the basic mutation rate is the same in
both? Maybe I am thinking to much like a physical chemist though!
-Dave B