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1 October 2008 Tripogon cope (Poaceae: Chloridoideae), a New Species Supported by Morphometric Analysis and a Synopsis of Tripogon in India
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Tripogon cope Newmaster S. G., V. Balalasubramaniam, M. Murugesan, & S. Ragupathy a new species from South India, is described and illustrated. A key for the identification of all Indian Tripogon species is included. A detrended correspondence analysis identified 21 groups of taxa including the sp. novum from the 48 samples, analyzing 36 morphological characters. A discriminant function analysis was used to rigorously test the classification of specimens provided in the cluster analysis. This study provides preliminary evidence of morphometric variation within and among species of Tripogon, which allows further development of hypothesis concerning species boundaries. Discussions concerning ecological data and distribution are presented in the context of conservation initiatives of rare and endemic Tripogon taxa within India.

Steven G. Newmaster, Velusamy Balasubramaniam, Maruthakkutti Murugesan, and Subramanyam Ragupathy "Tripogon cope (Poaceae: Chloridoideae), a New Species Supported by Morphometric Analysis and a Synopsis of Tripogon in India," Systematic Botany 33(4), 695-701, (1 October 2008). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364408786500253
Published: 1 October 2008
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