Aspen Bibliography

Title

Biosystematics of the genus Populus L. I. Distribution and morphology of native Manitoba species and variants.Biosystematics of the genus Populus L. II. Chemotaxonomy, phenology, fertility, and segregates of native Manitoba species and variants

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Canadian Journal of Botany

Volume

51

Issue

12

First Page

2431

Last Page

2442

Publication Date

1973

Abstract

Twenty-four morphological characters of native Manitoba Populus were studied in an attempt to delineate species and variants and provide keys for correct identification. The results support the hypothesis that the variants have originated from intersectional hybridization of P. balsamifera L. (section Tacamahaca Spach.) and P. deltoides Marsh. var. occidentalis Rydb. (section AegeirosDuby). Populus × jackii Sarg. encompasses the collective group of individuals resulting from this hybrid cross. The hybrid individuals are widely distributed and occur commonly where the two parental species are growing together.