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The journal of the Western Australian Herbarium

A morphometric and anatomical study of the Darwinia diosmoides complex (Myrtaceae) in south-western Australia

Both floral morphology and leaf anatomy proved to be of little value in distinguishing the three variants of the Darwinia diosmoides complex. Morphometric analysis of foliar characters confirmed that the northern variant, which differs in chromosome number and several other respects, should be recognized as a new species (D. capitellata Rye). However, the two southern variants showed complete intergradation in their foliar characters; hence they were not considered sufficiently distinct to be given formal taxonomic rank.

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