Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 153, Issue 1–2, pp 77–105 | Cite as

Taxonomical significance of the leaf indument inDryopteris (Pteridophyta): I. Some North American, Macaronesian and European taxa

  • Ronald L. L. Viane


The leaf indument of a number of North American, Macaronesian and EuropeanDryopteris taxa is described. Trichome characters provide very useful taxonomical data for the study of species complexes and for tracing relationships among geographically isolated or separated taxa. The new combination,D. expansa var.alpina, is made. The present study sustains best theWagnerD. semicristata” relationship scheme.

Key words

Pteridophyta Dryopteris Indument uniseriate hairs glands polyploidy reticulate evolution micromorphology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald L. L. Viane
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  1. 1.Leerstoel voor Morfologie, Systematiek en Ecologie der PlantenRijksuniversiteit GentGentBelgium

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