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1 July 2014 Morphometric and Cytogenetic Studies in Mimosa diversipila (Mimosoideae, Leguminosae) and Their Taxonomic and Evolutionary Inferences
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Here we describe the morphological variability, chromosome number, and chromosome size in Mimosa diversipila. This species comprises two varieties, which are distinguished by the indumentum. However, this character is insufficient for circumscription of these infraspecific taxa. Using multivariate techniques, we found that quantitative characters were useful for identification of the varieties, which also have a different geographic distribution. Cytogenetic studies revealed that these taxa form a polyploid complex and that the polyploidy may contribute to the morphological variability observed.

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Matías Morales, Luis Arenas, María Isabel Remis, Arturo F. Wulff, Lidia Poggio, and Renée H. Fortunato "Morphometric and Cytogenetic Studies in Mimosa diversipila (Mimosoideae, Leguminosae) and Their Taxonomic and Evolutionary Inferences," Systematic Botany 39(3), 875-883, (1 July 2014). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364414X682166
Published: 1 July 2014
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