A study ot discordant variation in populations of Purshia tridentata, Purshia glandulosa, and Cowania Stansburiana has disclosed that introgressive hybridization can be expected whenever these species come in contact with each other. The introgression is not only of one pure species into that of another, but is also of introgressed populations into other introgressed populations and of pure populations into introgressed populations. Evidence was found showing that in all probability Purshia glandulosa is a stabilized segregant derived from introgressed populations. Evidence was also found and presented to show that introgression is responsible for the recent acquisition of stalked hypanthium glands by many populations of Purshia tridentata .
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Thomas, Lindsey Kay, "Introgression in Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC. and Cowania Stansburiana Torr" (1957). Theses and Dissertations. 7991.
Plant morphology; Plant ecology; Cliffroses