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Comparative morphological studies of transplant Sarracenia purpurea L. (Sarraceniaceae) populations in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania

Hnatkovich, Adam and Hongqui Li

Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 39(2):50-54
Published June 2010

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Abstract

At least eight populations of Sarracenia purpurea in western Maryland, West Virginia, and southwestern Pennsylvania were transplanted from Glade Run Bog, Pennsylvania in the 1940s, but their current status had been unknown. We have conducted population and morphological analyses of six of these transplant populations. Our results revealed significant variation in flower and pitcher morphology among populations. Morphological variation could be correlated with the physical and chemical environment that each population inhabits. Future research may reveal if morphological variation that is expressing among transplanted populations could be caused by environmental factors.

Keywords: Sarracenia purpurea, morphology, population, Allegheny, carnivorous, Frostburg, Conference

Article Citation

Hnatkovich, Adam and Hongqui Li. 2010. Comparative morphological studies of transplant Sarracenia purpurea L. (Sarraceniaceae) populations in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 39(2):50-54.

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