About the Authors

Robert M. Kooyman

robert.kooyman@mq.edu.au

Affiliations Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, National Herbarium of New South Wales (NSW), Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia

Maurizio Rossetto

Affiliation National Herbarium of New South Wales (NSW), Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia

Hervé Sauquet

Affiliation Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique, Evolution, Université Paris-Sud, CNRS UMR 8079, Orsay, France

Shawn W. Laffan

Affiliation School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney, Australia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RK MR HS SL. Performed the experiments: RK MR HS SL. Analyzed the data: RK HS SL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HS SL. Wrote the paper: RK MR HS SL. Conceived the ideas: RK MR. Collected and synthesized the data: RK. Led the writing: RK. Contributed to the writing, discussion and continuing development of the project and ideas: RK MR SL HS. Undertook analyses: SL RK. Developed the bioinformatics approach: SL. Assembled and dated the background phylogenetic tree: HS.