Differentiation of Diploid and Triploid Taxa within Taraxacum sect. Erythrosperma (Asteraceae) from the Pannonian Region

  title={Differentiation of Diploid and Triploid Taxa within Taraxacum sect. Erythrosperma (Asteraceae) from the Pannonian Region},
  author={R{\'o}bert {\vS}uvada and Pavol M{\'a}rtonfi and Lenka M{\'a}rtonfiov{\'a}},
  journal={Folia Geobotanica},
Six taxa of the genus Taraxacum sect. Erythrosperma were analyzed morphometrically using multivariate methods. A total of 391 specimens from Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Austria were studied. This study aimed to explore if leaf shape can be used to differentiate diploids and triploids, to verify if triploid microspecies deserve separate taxonomic status, and if the diploid plants can be divided into phenotype groups. The analysis of leaf-shape variability revealed no notable difference… 
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  • Environmental Science
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  • 2021
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