Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Vol 64, No 2 (2007)

Morphometric study of a hybrid zone between Armeria beirana and A. pubigera (Plumbaginaceae) in the Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula

Jaime B. Blanco-Dios
Centro de Formación y Experimentación Agroforestal de Lourizán, Consellería de Medio Rural, Xunta de Galicia, Spain


Several hybrid populations between Armeria beirana Franco and A. pubigera (Desf.) Boiss. have been studied in a hybrid zone located in Carnota (A Coruña, Spain) along a coastal stretch approximately 3 km long. A morphometric multivariate analysis based on seventeen characters has shown that natural hybrids differ clearly from their progenitors and suggest that individuals from other hybrid generations besides F1 occur within the hybrid zone.


morphometric multivariate analyses; hybridization; hybrid zone; Armeria; Plumbaginaceae; Spain

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