Journal article

Morphometric study of Euchiton traversii complex (Gnaphalieae : Asteraceae)

Christina Flann, Ilse Breitwieser, Josephine M Ward, Neville G Walsh, Pauline Y Ladiges

AUSTRALIAN SYSTEMATIC BOTANY | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2008

Abstract

A morphometric study was undertaken into alpine and subalpine species of Euchiton Cass. (Gnaphalieae: Asteraceae) in the Euchiton traversii species complex in south-eastern Australia and New Zealand. Phenetic analysis of both field-collected and herbarium specimens resolved the following six taxa included: Euchiton traversii (Hook.f.) Holub, Euchiton argentifolius (N.A.Wakef.) Anderb., Euchiton lateralis (C.J.Webb) Breitw. & J.M.Ward, Argyrotegium mackayi (Buchanan) J.M.Ward & Breitw., Argyrotegium fordianum (M.Gray) J.M.Ward & Breitw. and Argyrotegium poliochlorum (N.G.Walsh) J.M.Ward & Breitw. The results support the segregation of the genus Argyrotegium J.M.Ward & Breitw. from Euchiton. E..

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