Solidago altissima var. pluricephala (Asteraceae: Astereae) in Australia, Tonga, and Hawaii

John Semple, Akane Uesugi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Abstract

Herbarium collections of Solidago from Australia, Tonga, and Hawaii are reported here to be Solidago altissima L. var. pluricephala M.C. Johnston, which is previously unreported for these locations. Collections from K, MEL, and PERTH were included in a multivariate morphometric analysis comparing S. altissima, S. canadensis, S. chilensis, and S. gigantea. Also, a collection treated as S. altissima ssp. altissima from New Zealand was included in the analysis and confirmed to belong in the typical variety of the species. All specimens had densely hispid-strigose stems (sparsely to densely so proximally and densely so distally and in the inflorescence), lanceolate upper stem leaves with mostly entire margins and moderately to densely strigose abaxial main and prominent lateral veins. Specimens of var. pluricephala have secund conical inflorescences that are much longer than wide, while those of var. altissima tend to be nearly as wide as long.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2015-40
Number of pages16
JournalPhytoneuron
Volume2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

Cite this

@article{c53ec84043df448ea135749d1e10cf0e,
title = "Solidago altissima var. pluricephala (Asteraceae: Astereae) in Australia, Tonga, and Hawaii",
abstract = "Herbarium collections of Solidago from Australia, Tonga, and Hawaii are reported here to be Solidago altissima L. var. pluricephala M.C. Johnston, which is previously unreported for these locations. Collections from K, MEL, and PERTH were included in a multivariate morphometric analysis comparing S. altissima, S. canadensis, S. chilensis, and S. gigantea. Also, a collection treated as S. altissima ssp. altissima from New Zealand was included in the analysis and confirmed to belong in the typical variety of the species. All specimens had densely hispid-strigose stems (sparsely to densely so proximally and densely so distally and in the inflorescence), lanceolate upper stem leaves with mostly entire margins and moderately to densely strigose abaxial main and prominent lateral veins. Specimens of var. pluricephala have secund conical inflorescences that are much longer than wide, while those of var. altissima tend to be nearly as wide as long.",
author = "John Semple and Akane Uesugi",
year = "2017",
month = "6",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "2017",
journal = "Phytoneuron",
issn = "2153-733X",

}

Solidago altissima var. pluricephala (Asteraceae: Astereae) in Australia, Tonga, and Hawaii. / Semple, John ; Uesugi, Akane.

In: Phytoneuron, Vol. 2017, 2015-40, 01.06.2017.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

TY - JOUR

T1 - Solidago altissima var. pluricephala (Asteraceae: Astereae) in Australia, Tonga, and Hawaii

AU - Semple, John

AU - Uesugi, Akane

PY - 2017/6/1

Y1 - 2017/6/1

N2 - Herbarium collections of Solidago from Australia, Tonga, and Hawaii are reported here to be Solidago altissima L. var. pluricephala M.C. Johnston, which is previously unreported for these locations. Collections from K, MEL, and PERTH were included in a multivariate morphometric analysis comparing S. altissima, S. canadensis, S. chilensis, and S. gigantea. Also, a collection treated as S. altissima ssp. altissima from New Zealand was included in the analysis and confirmed to belong in the typical variety of the species. All specimens had densely hispid-strigose stems (sparsely to densely so proximally and densely so distally and in the inflorescence), lanceolate upper stem leaves with mostly entire margins and moderately to densely strigose abaxial main and prominent lateral veins. Specimens of var. pluricephala have secund conical inflorescences that are much longer than wide, while those of var. altissima tend to be nearly as wide as long.

AB - Herbarium collections of Solidago from Australia, Tonga, and Hawaii are reported here to be Solidago altissima L. var. pluricephala M.C. Johnston, which is previously unreported for these locations. Collections from K, MEL, and PERTH were included in a multivariate morphometric analysis comparing S. altissima, S. canadensis, S. chilensis, and S. gigantea. Also, a collection treated as S. altissima ssp. altissima from New Zealand was included in the analysis and confirmed to belong in the typical variety of the species. All specimens had densely hispid-strigose stems (sparsely to densely so proximally and densely so distally and in the inflorescence), lanceolate upper stem leaves with mostly entire margins and moderately to densely strigose abaxial main and prominent lateral veins. Specimens of var. pluricephala have secund conical inflorescences that are much longer than wide, while those of var. altissima tend to be nearly as wide as long.

M3 - Article

VL - 2017

JO - Phytoneuron

JF - Phytoneuron

SN - 2153-733X

M1 - 2015-40

ER -