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A taxonomic revision of Mazus lour. (Scrophulariaceae) in Australasia

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Barker, WR (1991) A taxonomic revision of Mazus lour. (Scrophulariaceae) in Australasia. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, Aspect. pp. 85-94. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Mazus is shown to consist of three species in the Australia-New Zealand region. Mazus pumilio R. Br. of past concepts is shown to consist of two species, M. pumilio S.str. being confined to southeastern Australia and a new species, M. novaezeelandiae, to lowland New Zealand; morphological floral differences may reflect different breeding systems, with the former thought to be self-incompatible and the latter self-compatible. Mazus radicans (Hook. f.) Cheeseman is confined to New Zealand and extends to higher altitudes than M. novaezeelandiae. Its flowers may be small and cleistogamous or "bud-autogamous" as well as large and chasmogamous. Distinctions from M. pumilus (Burm. f.) Steenis, a weedy southeast Asian annual extending to a few locations in New Guinea, are given in the key to species.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 85-94
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: This Symposium is a tribute to the botanical work of Dr. Winifred M. Curtis AM, work largely concerned with Tasmanian plants. Scientific and public knowledge of the Tasmania flora has been greatly enhanced by her contributions. Edited by M.R. Banks, S.J. Smith, A.E. Orchard and G. Kantvilas. – Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 04:07
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:39
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14668
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