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Chromosome numbers of Hawaiian angiosperms : New records and comments

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Title: Chromosome numbers of Hawaiian angiosperms : New records and comments
Authors: Kiehn, Michael
LC Subject Headings: Chromosome numbers.
Natural history--Periodicals.
Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.
Issue Date: Jul 2005
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Kiehn M. 2005. Chromosome numbers of Hawaiian angiosperms: New records and comments. Pac Sci 59(3): 323-362.
Series/Report no.: vol. 59, no. 3
Abstract: In this paper chromosome counts for 90 collections representing 67 native Hawaiian angiosperm species and eight hybrids in 22 families are presented and discussed. Included are the first records for 26 species, two subspecific taxa, eight natural hybrids, and the endemic genus Pteralyxia (Apocynaceae). In four families Hawaiian representatives have been investigated cytologically for the first time. For three species the investigations are the first on Hawaiian material. Seven counts differ from earlier reports in the literature. Implications of the results are discussed in the context of autochthonous chromosomal evolution and of colonization events for the Hawaiian Islands.
Pages/Duration: 16 pages
ISSN: 0030-8870
DOI: 10.1353/psc.2005.0038
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 59, Number 3, 2005

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