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Phenetic analysis of morphological variation in the Lobelia cardinalis complex (Campanulaceae: Lobelioideae)
Author(s): S. W. Thompson and T. G. Lammers
Publication Type: Review
Journal: Systematic Botany
Article Topic(s): Ecotype, Morphology, Taxonomy
Research Setting(s): Laboratory,Wetland
Species Referenced: Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower),
AbstractAnalyzed 66 morphological characters of Lobelia cardinalis plants from 103 population samples. None of the populations had morphologically distinct characteristics. The authors conclude that L. cardinalis is comprised of a single species that cannot be divided into infraspecific taxa.
Suggested CitationS. W. Thompson and T. G. Lammers. "Phenetic analysis of morphological variation in the Lobelia cardinalis complex (Campanulaceae: Lobelioideae)." Systematic Botany 22.2 (1997): 315-331.