A morphometric study and revision of the Asplenium trichomanes group in the Czech Republic.
Libor Ekrt 1 & Milan Štech 1
- Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Branišovská 31, CZ-370 05, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
A detailed cytogeographic and morphometric study of the Asplenium trichomanes group in the Czech Republic is presented. We detected diploid (2n = 72), tetraploid (2n = 144) and hybrid triploid plants (2n = 108). Based on the morphometric study, four intraspecific taxa are recognized. These taxa correspond to the four subspecies of A. trichomanes (A. t. subsp. trichomanes, A. t. subsp. quadrivalens, A. t. subsp. pachyrachis and A. t. subsp. hastatum) distinguished in the floras of western, southern and northern Europe. Triploid plants were determined as A. t. nothosubsp. lusaticum (A. t. subsp. trichomanes × A. t. subsp. quadrivalens). The individual morphological characters used for determining subspecies are evaluated and a determination key presented.
Central Europe, cytotypes, ferns, flow cytometry, DNA ploidy level, taxonomy
How to cite
Ekrt L. & Štech M. (2008) A morphometric study and revision of the Asplenium trichomanes group in the Czech Republic. – Preslia 80: 325