Fahimeh Salimpour, Hamze Kolivand
Department of Biology, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Key words: Iran, Phenetic, Pottiaceae, True mosses.
To determining the phenetic similarities between 16 species of Pottiaceae family, 20 characters have been studied by numerical taxonomy. A cluster analysis based on Average Linkage method determined two main groups . Pterygoneurum ovatum made one group based on its morphological traits. Second cluster consist of two subgroups. Tortula species are under one clade and other species are placed in separate groups. Characters of leaf including the shape of it, leaf apex and the margin of it besides the traits of stereid band the most effective factors in distinguishing and identified the species.
Get the original articles in Source: Volume 4, Number 5, May 2014 – JBES
Published By: International Network for Natural Sciences