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Title: Intraspecific variation in Licuala glabra Griff. (Palmae) in Peninsular Malaysia - A morphometric analysis
Authors: Loo, A.H.B. 
Tan, H.T.W. 
Kumar, P.P. 
Saw, L.G.
Keywords: Cluster analysis
Principal components analysis
Principal coordinates analysis
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Loo, A.H.B., Tan, H.T.W., Kumar, P.P., Saw, L.G. (2001). Intraspecific variation in Licuala glabra Griff. (Palmae) in Peninsular Malaysia - A morphometric analysis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 72 (1) : 115-128. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We studied vegetative and reproductive characters of 74 herbarium specimens of Licuala glabra Griff. (Palmae) collected from 22 localities throughout Peninsular Malaysia. To test the null hypothesis that there are no distinct groups within the species, cluster analysis (nearest neighbour), principal coordinates and principal components analyses were performed on the set of 43 qualitative and quantitative characters. The results obtained suggested that: (1) there are three infraspecific groups within the species, viz., the two published varieties glabra and selangorensis as well as a possible third novel taxon; (2) there is clustering of individuals corresponding to their geographic localities; (3) clusters generated using only reproductive characters indicate a biogeographic distribution of populations correlated with the mountain ranges in the peninsula. © 2001 The Linnean Society of London.
Source Title: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
ISSN: 00244066
DOI: 10.1006/bijl.2000.0496
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