CSIRO Publishing blank image blank image blank image blank imageBooksblank image blank image blank image blank imageJournalsblank image blank image blank image blank imageAbout Usblank image blank image blank image blank imageShopping Cartblank image blank image blank image You are here: Journals > Australian Systematic Botany   
Australian Systematic Botany
Journal Banner
  Taxonomy, Biogeography & Evolution of Plants
blank image Search
blank image blank image
blank image
  Advanced Search

Journal Home
About the Journal
Editorial Board
Current Issue
Just Accepted
All Issues
Special Issues
LAS Johnson Review Series
Sample Issue
For Authors
General Information
Notice to Authors
Submit Article
Open Access
For Referees
Referee Guidelines
Review an Article
Annual Referee Index
For Subscribers
Subscription Prices
Customer Service
Print Publication Dates

blue arrow e-Alerts
blank image
Subscribe to our Email Alert or RSS feeds for the latest journal papers.

red arrow Connect with us
blank image
facebook twitter youtube

red arrow Brunonia
blank image
Brunonia, the predecessor journal to Australian Systematic Botany, is available online.


Article << Previous     |     Next >>   Contents Vol 20(5)

The first phenetic analysis of species limits in Bertya (Euphorbiaceae)

M. Fatemi A B C, C. L. Gross B, J. J. Bruhl A

A Botany, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia.
B Ecosystem Management, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia.
C Corresponding author. Email: mfatemi@une.edu.au
PDF (387 KB) $40
 Export Citation


Morphological and phytogeographical data support the recognition of 41 taxa in Bertya, a genus endemic to Australia with many rare and threatened species. We used 107 morphological characters (69 qualitative, 38 quantitative), including novel characters of leaf basal glands and indumenta, and 166 operational taxonomic units. In three iterations by using cluster analyses and semi-strong hybrid multidimensional scaling ordination, operational taxonomic units were resolved into 41 species (6 new; 5 with very localised distributions). Fifteen (including 3 new) have or merit status as rare, endangered or threatened.

Subscriber Login

Legal & Privacy | Contact Us | Help


© CSIRO 1996-2014