Intraspecific variation and evolutionary trends in Capparis spinosa L. (Capparaceae)

@article{Fici2001IntraspecificVA,
  title={Intraspecific variation and evolutionary trends in Capparis spinosa L. (Capparaceae)},
  author={Silvio Fici},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
  year={2001},
  volume={228},
  pages={123-141}
}
  • S. Fici
  • Published 2001
  • Biology
  • Plant Systematics and Evolution
Abstract. In order to investigate the variability of the polymorphic Capparis spinosa L., a comparative study was carried out in Sicily on subsp. spinosa and subsp. rupestris. Autecology, phenology, quantitative morphology, plant architecture and leaf development of several populations were examined. These data reveal a parapatric distribution of the two subspecies and support their present taxonomic treatment. Subsp. spinosa is widespread on clay soils and shows remarkable intrapopulational… Expand
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