Patrick S. Herendeen

Research Summary
My research seeks to understand present and historical patterns of diversity and details of morphological evolution using both living and fossil plants. My research has focused on two broad areas, elucidating the early evolutionary history of the flowering plants and systematics of the legume family.
Biosciences Graduate Program Association
  1. First evidence of a monodominant (Englerodendron, Amherstieae, Detarioideae, Leguminosae) tropical moist forest from the early Miocene (21.73 Ma) of Ethiopia. PLoS One. 2023; 18(1):e0279491. View in: PubMed

  2. Fossil papilionoids of the Bowdichia clade (Leguminosae) from the Paleogene of North America. Am J Bot. 2022 Jan; 109(1):130-150. View in: PubMed

  3. A permineralized Early Cretaceous lycopsid from China and the evolution of crown clubmosses. New Phytol. 2022 03; 233(5):2310-2322. View in: PubMed

  4. Middle-Late Jurassic fossils from northeastern China reveal morphological stasis in the catkin-yew. Natl Sci Rev. 2020 Nov; 7(11):1765-1767. View in: PubMed

  5. Early Cretaceous abietoid Pinaceae from Mongolia and the history of seed scale shedding. Am J Bot. 2021 08; 108(8):1483-1499. View in: PubMed

  6. Mesozoic cupules and the origin of the angiosperm second integument. Nature. 2021 06; 594(7862):223-226. View in: PubMed

  7. The Origin of the Legumes is a Complex Paleopolyploid Phylogenomic Tangle Closely Associated with the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) Mass Extinction Event. Syst Biol. 2021 04 15; 70(3):508-526. View in: PubMed

  8. Reconstructing Krassilovia mongolica supports recognition of a new and unusual group of Mesozoic conifers. PLoS One. 2020; 15(1):e0226779. View in: PubMed

  9. An exquisitely preserved filmy fern (Hymenophyllaceae) from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia. Am J Bot. 2017 09; 104(9):1370-1381. View in: PubMed

  10. Floral evolution and phylogeny of the Dialioideae, a diverse subfamily of tropical legumes. Am J Bot. 2017 Jul; 104(7):1019-1041. View in: PubMed

  11. Taxonomy: naming algae, fungi, plants. Nature. 2017 06 28; 546(7660):599. View in: PubMed

  12. Erratum to: Two early eudicot fossil flowers from the Kamikitaba assemblage (Coniacian, Late Cretaceous) in northeastern Japan. J Plant Res. 2017 Sep; 130(5):827. View in: PubMed

  13. Two early eudicot fossil flowers from the Kamikitaba assemblage (Coniacian, Late Cretaceous) in northeastern Japan. J Plant Res. 2017 Sep; 130(5):809-826. View in: PubMed

  14. The presumed ginkgophyte Umaltolepis has seed-bearing structures resembling those of Peltaspermales and Umkomasiales. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 03 21; 114(12):E2385-E2391. View in: PubMed

  15. Palaeobotanical redux: revisiting the age of the angiosperms. Nat Plants. 2017 03 03; 3:17015. View in: PubMed

  16. Early Cretaceous Umkomasia from Mongolia: implications for homology of corystosperm cupules. New Phytol. 2016 06; 210(4):1418-29. View in: PubMed

  17. Pinaceae-like reproductive morphology in Schizolepidopsis canicularis sp. nov. from the Early Cretaceous (Aptian-Albian) of Mongolia. Am J Bot. 2013 Dec; 100(12):2426-36. View in: PubMed

  18. Systematics Agenda 2020: the mission evolves. Syst Biol. 2012 Jul; 61(4):549-52. View in: PubMed

  19. Glandulocalyx upatoiensis, a fossil flower of Ericales (Actinidiaceae/Clethraceae) from the Late Cretaceous (Santonian) of Georgia, USA. Ann Bot. 2012 Apr; 109(5):921-36. View in: PubMed

  20. Sporophytes and gametophytes of Dicranaceae from the Santonian (Late Cretaceous) of Georgia, USA. Am J Bot. 1998 May; 85(5):714. View in: PubMed

  21. Fossils and plant phylogeny. Am J Bot. 2004 Oct; 91(10):1683-99. View in: PubMed

  22. Bennettitales from the Grisethorpe Bed (Middle Jurassic) at Cayton Bay, Yorkshire, UK. Am J Bot. 2009 Jan; 96(1):284-95. View in: PubMed

  23. Morphological evolution in the variable resin-producing Detarieae (Fabaceae): do morphological characters retain a phylogenetic signal? Ann Bot. 2010 Feb; 105(2):311-25. View in: PubMed

  24. Evolutionary rates analysis of Leguminosae implicates a rapid diversification of lineages during the tertiary. Syst Biol. 2005 Aug; 54(4):575-94. View in: PubMed

  25. Fossil legumes from the Middle Eocene (46.0 Ma) Mahenge Flora of Singida, Tanzania. Am J Bot. 2000 Sep; 87(9):1358-66. View in: PubMed