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TitleComposition and distribution of leaf flavonoids in Hebe and Leonohebe (Plantaginaceae) in New Zealand - 2. "Apertae", "Occlusae", and "Grandiflorae"
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsMitchell, K.A., Kellow A.V., Bayly M.J., Markham K.R., Brownsey P.J., and Garnock-Jones P.J.
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Botany
Pagination329 - 392
Date Published2007
ISSN0028825X (ISSN)
Keywordsangiosperm, Australasia, chemotaxonomy, community composition, Hebe, leaf, Leonohebe, morphology, new zealand, Plantaginaceae, population distribution, Scrophulariaceae
AbstractA taxonomic revision of Hebe and Leonohebe in New Zealand has involved studies of plant morphology and flavonoid chemistry. This paper is the second in a series that summarises the composition and taxonomic distribution of leaf flavonoids in the two genera. It outlines the distribution of flavonoids in species of "Apertae", "Occlusae", and " Grandiflorae" (informal infrageneric groups of Hebe). Presence/absence data are presented for 85 flavonoids from 377 samples of 42 species (as well as some samples of uncertain taxonomic placement). Flavonoid variation within and between species is illustrated using a series of ordination analyses. Most species in each of "Apertae" and "Grandiflorae" and many in "Occlusae" can be distinguished by their flavonoid profiles, generally through possession of unique combinations of compounds. © The Royal Society of New Zealand 2007.

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