Krystyna Boratyńska, Marcin Hinca
Morphological characteristic of Pinus sylvestris L.in the southernmost, isolated locality in the Sierra de Baza (S Spain) as expressed in the needle characters
Dendrobiology 2003, vol. 50: 03-09 Full text (pdf)
Abstract:Two year-old needles of Pinus sylvestris were collected from 32 individuals in the Sierra de Baza (Spain). The needles were analysed in respect to 15 morphological and anatomical characters. Data obtained were subject of multivariate statistical analyses. The most stable characters appear to be needle thickness/ width ratio, thickness and width of epidermal cells. The most variable characters include the distance between vascular bundles and Marcet's coefficient. Intrapopulational variation is low.
Additional key words: Plant variation, Scots pine, biometrics, multivariate analysis