Systematic revision of Platanthera in the Azorean archipelago: not one but three species, including arguably Europe’s rarest orchid

@inproceedings{Bateman2013SystematicRO,
  title={Systematic revision of Platanthera in the Azorean archipelago: not one but three species, including arguably Europe’s rarest orchid},
  author={Richard M. Bateman and Paula J Rudall and M{\'o}nica Moura},
  booktitle={PeerJ},
  year={2013}
}
Background and Aims. The Macaronesian islands represent an excellent crucible for exploring speciation. This dominantly phenotypic study complements a separate genotypic study, together designed to identify and circumscribe Platanthera species (butterfly-orchids) on the Azores, and to determine their geographic origin(s) and underlying speciation mechanism(s). Methods. 216 individuals of Platanthera from 30 Azorean localities spanning all nine Azorean islands were measured for 38 morphological… CONTINUE READING
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