Abstract

The Hedysarum boreale complex consists of all North American Members of the genus Hedysarum which possess free wing auricles, sub-equal calyx teeth, hidden leaflet veins, and wingless loment articles. One species, two subspecies, and three varieties are recognized. The traditional methods of comparative morphology are employed in delimiting species in the herbarium, but pertinent data from field work are also included. The somatic chromosome number was determined for all taxa, and was found in all cases to be 16. Distribution maps, illustrations, and graphical comparisons of taxa are included.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Plant and Wildlife Sciences

Rights

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Date Submitted

1969-05-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/Letd437

Keywords

Herbs, Classification

Language

English

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