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Title: Multivariate morphometric and allozymic analysis of the Conospermum taxifolium (Proteaceae) species complex
Contributor(s): Mackay, David (author)orcid ; Morrison, David A (author)
Publication Date: 1989-03
DOI: 10.1007/BF00937882
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Abstract: A morphometric analysis of 18 attributes of 110 plants of the Conospermum taxifolium complex suggests that it consists of three polythetically distinct taxa, corresponding to the traditional concepts of C. taxifolium Smith s. str.,C. ericifolium Smith and C. ellipticum Smith. Discrimination is possible on the basis of leaf but not flower attributes. Analysis of allozymic variation indicates that the taxa are also genotypically differentiated.C. ericifolium and C. ellipticum are geographically isolated from each other but not from C. taxifolium, and C. taxifolium is usually ecologically segregated from the other two taxa. Where this ecological segregation breaks down, morphological intermediates sometimes occur as the result of hybridization.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Plant Systematics and Evolution, 166(1-2), p. 141-158
Publisher: Springer Wein
Place of Publication: Austria
ISSN: 0378-2697
Field of Research (FOR): 060310 Plant Systematics and Taxonomy
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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School of Environmental and Rural Science

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