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Phenetic analysis of anemone coronaria (ranunculaceae) and related species

Sinno Saoud, N., Khuzama, K. and Jury, S.L. (2007) Phenetic analysis of anemone coronaria (ranunculaceae) and related species. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 153 (4). pp. 417-438. ISSN 0024-4074

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2007.00626.x

Abstract/Summary

This study clarifies the taxonomic status of Anemone coronaria and segregates the species and A. coronaria infraspecific variants using morphological and morphometric analyses. Principal component analysis of the coronaria group was performed on 25 quantitative and qualitative characters, and morphometric analysis of the A. coronaria infraspecific variants was performed on 21 quantitative and qualitative characters. The results showed that the A. coronaria group clustered into four major groups: A. coronaria L., A. biflora DC, A. bucharica (Regel) Juz.ex Komarov, and a final group including A. eranthioides Regel and A. tschernjaewii Regel. The data on the A. coronaria infraspecific variants clustered into six groups: A. coronaria L. var. coronaria L., var. cyanea Ard., var. albiflora Rouy & Fouc., var. parviflora Regel, var. ventreana Ard., and var. rissoana Ard. © 2007 The Linnean Society of London

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
ID Code:10087
Uncontrolled Keywords:infraspecific variation , morphometry , principal component analysis

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