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Cryptocoryne beckettii complex (Araceae) introduced at a Florida spring

SIDA, Contributions to Botany

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A vegetative population of Cryptocoryne (Araceae), introduced at a Florida spring, appeared to represent three closely related species in the C. beckettii complex: C. beckettii Thw. ex Trimen, C. wendtii de Wit and C. undulata Wendt. Individuals of C. undulata were true to type and could be delineated at the site. Intergradation of diagnostic features was common in others, upon transplanting and flowering. While some transplants produced spathes characteristic of either C. wendtii or C. beckettii, intermediates between the two species were common. Neither C. beckettii nor C. wendtii could be delineated at the site. The seclusion of the stream and the integrity of native plant communities have likely prevented dispersal downstream.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Cryptocoryne beckettii complex (Araceae) introduced at a Florida spring
Series title:
SIDA, Contributions to Botany
Volume
20
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
SIDA, Contributions to Botany
First page:
819
Last page:
832
Number of Pages:
14