A multidisciplinary approach reveals hidden taxonomic diversity in the morphologically challenging Taxus wallichiana complex

  title={A multidisciplinary approach reveals hidden taxonomic diversity in the morphologically challenging Taxus wallichiana complex},
  author={Michael Moeller and Lianming Gao and Robert Reid Mill and Jie Liu and De-Quan Zhang and Ram Chandra Poudel and De‐Zhu Li},
Addressing the taxonomy of morphologically complex groups can be challenging. Correlating results from multivariate morphological analyses and molecular data and reconciling these with geographic distributions allowed us to address the classification of the taxonomically difficult Taxus wallichiana complex in China and surrounding areas. We used 27 morphological characters (phenotype) and sequences of the chloroplast trnL-F intron/spacer region (genotype) on 1240 samples of 79 populations and… 
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