Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 154, Issue 1–2, pp 41–61 | Cite as

Variation and taxonomy ofFritillaria graeca (Liliaceae) in Greece

  • Eugenia Zaharof


The geographic variation inFritillaria graeca, an endemic of Greece, is explored, using multivariate techniques. Eleven morphological features were measured in each of 630 individual plants from 38 localities throughout the range of the species.Scheffe's a posteriori test revealed an almost continuous geographic variation and did not identify groups clearly. Discriminant analysis of the groups derived from an F significance test ofMahalanobis distance resulted in five major groups on the first two discriminant axes representing the subspeciesgraeca, ionica, guicciardii, thessala and its var.othria. A diagnostic key to theF. graeca subspecies is provided.

Key words

Angiosperms Liliaceae Fritillaria graeca Phytogeography statistics systematics Flora of Greece 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugenia Zaharof
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  1. 1.Institute of Systematic Botany, Dept. of BiologyAristotelian University of ThessalonikiGreece

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