Numerical taxonomy of selected species of Pottiaceae family in Iran – JBES

DT_Tortula_truncataFahimeh 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. Triquetrella_papTortula 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.

jbes-vol4no5-p310-313Get the original articles in Source: Volume 4, Number 5, May 2014 – JBES

Journal Name: Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES)

Published By: International Network for Natural Sciences

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