Data from: Speciation slowing down in widespread and long-living tree taxa: insights from the tropical timber tree genus Milicia (Moraceae)

Kasso Dainou, Grégory Mahy, Jérôme Duminil, Christopher W. Dick, Jean-Louis Doucet, Armel S. L. Donkpégan, Michaël Pluijgers, Brice Sinsin, Philippe Lejeune & Olivier J. Hardy
The long generation time and large effective size of widespread forest tree species can result in slow evolutionary rate and incomplete lineage sorting, complicating species delimitation. We addressed this issue with the African timber tree genus Milicia that comprises two morphologically similar and often confounded species: M. excelsa, widespread from West to East Africa, and M. regia, endemic to West Africa. We combined information from nuclear microsatellites (nSSRs), nuclear and plastid DNA sequences, and morphological...
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