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Systematics Section/ASPT

Pace , Matthew Charles [1], Cameron, Kenneth [2].

Preliminary evidence for limited hybridization among Midwestern Spiranthes (Orchidaceae).

Spiranthes (ladies’ tresses orchids) is a genus of ca. 32 primarily North American species in which hybridization is though to be extremely common. Hybridization is hypothesized to be especially pervasive within the ‘Spiranthes cernua complex’ sensu Sheviak though there has been no phylogenetic evidence to support this view. Preliminary phylogenetic analyses of multiple nuclear and plastid loci provide evidence for geographically widespread but infrequent hybridization events between Spiranthes cernua and Spiranthes magnicamporum.

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1 - University Of Wisconsin - Madison, 430 Lincoln Drive, Birge Hall, Madison, WI, 53706, USA
2 - University Of Wisconsin, Department Of Botany, 154 Birge Hall, 450 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI, 53706, USA

Central Plains
North America.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Eyrie/Boise Centre
Date: Monday, July 28th, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PSY005
Abstract ID:417
Candidate for Awards:None

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