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Amelanchier : Systematics and evolution
Title: Amelanchier : Systematics and evolution
Creator: Campbell, Christopher S.; Doucette, Eric
Publisher: University of Maine / School of Biology and Ecology
Abstract: This site concerns Amelanchier, a member of the Rosaceae (rose) family. The purpose of this site is to present information about the systematics and evolution of these attractive small trees and shrubs, which are commonly called shadbushes, serviceberries, juneberries, sugarplums, and numerous other common names. Amelanchier grows primarily in early successional habitats of the North Temperate Zone. The genus is most diverse taxomically in North America, especially in the northern United States and southern Canada, and is native to every state of the United States except Hawaii. These plants are valued horticulturally, and their fruits are important to wildlife. The systematics (taxonomy) of shadbushes has long perplexed botanists, horticulturalists, and others, as suggested by the range in number of species recognized in the genus from 6 to 33 in two recent publications (Landry 1975, Phipps et al. 1991; see references on Systematics page). A major source of complexity comes from the occurrence of apomixis (asexual seed production), polyploidy, and hybridization (see Evolution page). [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Rosidae (583.7)
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Spatial coverage: North America
Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website
Resource type: Discipline based websites
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2015-10-17
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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