Journal article

Systematic analysis of Dendrobium Swartz section Dendrocoryne in the Australian region

PB Adams, JM Burke, SD Lawson

PLANT SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION | SPRINGER WIEN | Published : 2006

Abstract

Dendrobium sect. Dendrocoryne is a difficult taxonomic group of allied species and species complexes, occurring on the eastern Australian coastline, Lord Howe Island and New Caledonia. Significant morphological characters were assessed from all key areas of the distribution range. Patterns of variation between species, varieties and hybrids were investigated by principal coordinate analysis. The analyses affirm 12 species in the sect. Dendrocoryne described by Schlechter (1912, 1982) and Dockrill (1969, 1992), including a cluster of small statured D. gracilicaule, D. adae, D. fleckeri, and D. finniganense, and three variable species complexes - D. speciosum, D. kingianum and D. tetragonum. R..

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