Glossary of "Plant Biology (1st ed.)" by Graham et al. (2003)
- The rapid evolution of a single species into many new species with different forms and habitats. Well-documented examples occur on island chains.
Glossary of "Evolution (3rd ed.)" by Futuyma (2013)
- Evolutionary divergence of members of a single phylogenetic lineage into a variety of different adaptive forms; usually tha taxa differ in the use of resources or habitats, and have diverged over a relatively short interval of geological time. The term evolutionary radiation describes a pattern of rapid diversification without assuming that the differences are adaptive.
- Graham, L. E., Graham, J. M. & Wilcox, L. W. 2003. Plant Biology. -xxxv + 497 pp. Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River.
- Futuyma, D. J. 2013. Evolution, 3rd ed. -xviii + 656 + 14 + 37 + 2 + 36 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.