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Systematics Section

Bush, Catherine [1], Fritsch, Peter [2], Kron, Kathleen [3].

A taxonomic revision of the genus Gaultheria (Ericaceae) in Australia and New Zealand.

A taxonomic revision of the genus Gaultheria in Australia and New Zealand is presented. A total of 31 quantitative and 33 qualitative characters are documented for 17 taxa recognized in the region. Analyses include 23 box plots on the quantitative data and multiple PCAs performed on different combinations of vegetative and reproductive characters. The results indicate that ten taxa should be recognized. A recently described taxon, G. viridicarpa, is maintained as a distinct species. Varietal status in G. depressa is rejected. Several species have been synonymized: G. parvula (= G. tasmanica); G. colensoi, G. crassa and G. paniculata (= G. rupestris). Two previously named taxa are determined to be of hybrid status (G. fluviatilis = G. antipoda x G. macrostigma; G. nubicola = G. depressa x G. tasmanica). The treatment includes a key to the species, descriptions, distributions, molecular phylogenetic references and specimen citations.

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1 - Valdosta State University, Biology, 1500 N. Patterson St. , Valdosta, GA, 31698, USA
2 - California Academy Of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94118-4503, USA
3 - Wake Forest University, Department Of Biology, 1834 Wake Forest Road, WINSTON-SALEM, NC, 27106, USA

New Zealand.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 19
Location: Lindell B/Chase Park Plaza
Date: Monday, July 11th, 2011
Time: 4:45 PM
Number: 19014
Abstract ID:160

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