Multivariate morphometric confirmation of Solidago chilensis (Asteraceae: Astereae) in Australia

John Semple, Rita Lopez Laphitz, Akane Uesugi, Skye C Coffey, Neville G Walsh

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Collections of adventive Solidago from the states of Western Australia, South Australia, and Victoria in Australia are reported here to be S. chilensis Meyen. The species is not currently listed as present in Australia. Four collections were scored and included in a multivariate morphometric analysis comparing S. altissima, S. canadensis, S. chilensis, and S. gigantea known to be adventive in Eurasia and Oceania. Additional Australian herbarium specimens not included in the analysis with glabrous lower and mid stems, glabrous linear lanceolate upper stem leaves with ciliate entire margins, and secund conical inflorescences that are much longer than wide have been determined as S. chilensis.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2017-42
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

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