Acta Biologica (2016-01-01)

Morphological variation of Platanthera chlorantha (Orchidaceae) in forest sites of NW Poland

  • Helena Więcław,
  • Bartosz Kurnicki

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 23


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The aim of this study was to check a hypothesis on the morphological variability of the Platanthera chlorantha growing in forests in the north-west of Poland (Dobrzany and Karnieszewice Forestries). Statistical techniques were used to analyse 16 morphological characters determined in 174 flowering specimens. A special attention was paid to the size of the spur and labellum. The following morphological characters showed statistically significant differences: spur, labellum, ovary, bract, lateral sepal, leaves and height of the specimens. The differences are most likely a result of different habitat conditions and the location of the study sites.