A numerical taxonomic analysis of tetraploid Salicornia L. (Chenopodiaceae) plants from four salt marshes in south-eastern England was carried out by minimum variance clustering (Ward’s method), a probability clustering procedure (normix) and principal components analysis. The pattern of morphological variation showed a greater correlation between sites than that found in diploid species, providing evidence for the taxonomic recognition of at least two taxa. One variant correlates with S. fragilis P. W. Ball & Tutin.

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Acta botanica neerlandica

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M.J. Ingrouille, J. Pearson, & D.C. Havill. (1990). The pattern of morphological variation in the Salicornia dolichostachya Moss group from different sites in southern England. Acta botanica neerlandica, 39(3), 263–273.