Costus phylogeny publication voted best paper in Systematic Botany this past year!!

Former Specht Lab member Shayla Salzman receives the 2016 Grady L. Webster Award in publication from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists for her paper "Spiraling into history: a molecular phylogeny and investigation of biogeographic origins and floral evolution for the genus Costus."  Congratulations to everyone who was part of this amazing effort- Heather Driscoll, Thiago Andre, Tanya Renner, Stacy Shen, and to Shayla -- our leader and team inspiration.

Read the paper here