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Conservation of taxonomically difficult species: the case of the Australian orchid, Microtis angusii

Flanagan, Nicola; Peakall, Rodney; Clements, M A; Otero, J Tupac


As species are the common currency for conservation efforts, their accurate description is essential for efficient preservation of biological diversity. The genus Microtis (Orchidaceae) is typified by a paucity of consistent morphological characters, confounding taxonomic attempts. We report the results of a study of the conservation genetics of the recently discovered, endangered Australian orchid species M. angusii (Jones). This species was known only from one small population, with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Conservation Genetics
DOI: 10.1007/s10592-006-9119-8


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