Vegetative characters, population variation, and the hybrid origin of Quercus ellipsoidalis

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1984
Authors:R. J. Jensen, Depiero, R., Smith, B. K.
Journal:American Midland Naturalist
Date Published:1984
Keywords:-Genetics: Population-Studies, [26070-] Fagaceae-, Angiospermae-, Dicots-, Dicotyledones-, Ecology-: Environmental-Sciences, Fagaceae-: Angiosperms-, Genetics-, Morphology-, Plantae-, Plants-, Population, Spermatophyta-, Spermatophytes-, STATISTICS-LEAF/, Vascular-Plants

Vegetative characters have been considered unreliable for distinguishing oak taxa. Results of a series of multiple linear discriminant analyses of collections containing 1 or more oak taxa are presented. Leaf characters not only can separate the various taxa, but in the absence of hybridization, each tree in each collection may be recognized as a distinct multivariate entity. Comparison of an analysis of the type materials of Q. ellipsoidalis with the results of other analyses supports the hypothesis that the type population of this species was a hybrid swarm.

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