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Species delimitation in Vanda sect. Cristatae Lindl. (Orchidaceae): A morphological approach

Gardiner, Lauren M., Hawkings, Julie A., Roberts, David L. (2005) Species delimitation in Vanda sect. Cristatae Lindl. (Orchidaceae): A morphological approach. Selbyana, 26 (1-2). pp. 347-353. ISSN 0361-185X. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Species are arguably artificial units used for a variety of purposes, including classification, identification, and conservation, and authors have used different criteria for delimiting new species. With more than 25,000 species already named and described in the Orchidaceae (often based on single or very few characters) and limited time and funding for conservation, priorities must be set to target resources. Ideally, observable morphological differences should distinguish genetically meaningful species. A morphometric study of five species in Vanda section Cristatae (syn. Trudelia Garay) suggests three morphometrically distinct species groups.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Orchidaceae, Vanda, Trudelia, species delimitation, morphometrics
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: David Roberts
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2014 09:11 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:54 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38431 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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