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Phenetic variation in the Eucalyptus gunnii-archeri complex


Potts, BM, Phenetic variation in the Eucalyptus gunnii-archeri complex, Proceedings IUFRO-CSIRO-AFOCEL. Colloque International sur les Eucalyptus Resistants au Froid, Colloque International sur les Eucalyptus resistan, Bordeaux, France, pp. 91-101. (1983) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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A detailed study of phonetic variation in the Eucalyptus gunnii-archeri complex clearly indicates continuous variation between the taxa E. archeri Maiden and Blakely and E. gunnii Hook f. The complex comprises a multidimensional clinally varying series of highly differentiated populations. In part, population differentiation appears to result from the interaction of multicharacter clines paralleling at least two independent habit gradients. These gradients are associated with, firstly, variation in exposure to the alpine environment and, secondly, the transition in the sub-alpine region from the open woodland, ‘frost-hollow’ habitat to the mixed eucalypt/rainforest habitat. This multidimensional continuum is summarized by classification of populations into five main phonetic groups which are more or less geographically and ecologically defined and correspond well with the perception of the taxa in the literature.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:AFOCEL, complex, conference, Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus gunnii-archeri, F1, frost, international, label, paper, phenetic variation
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Phylogeny and comparative analysis
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Native forests
UTAS Author:Potts, BM (Professor Brad Potts)
ID Code:86558
Year Published:1983
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2013-09-24
Last Modified:2013-10-01
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