A novel hybrid of Hypericum undulatum (Wavy-leaved St. John’s-wort, Hypericaceae) and its subsequent dispersal
Keywords:Hypericum perforatum, hybridisation, dispersal
The novel hybrid Hypericum undulatum Schousb. ex. Willd. x H. perforatum L. is described from Cardiganshire (v.c.46) and given the name H. x cereticae R.A. Jones, F.J. Rumsey & N. Robson. Despite reduced fertility it shows indications of ongoing introgression and signs of recent dispersal up to 5 km from the core site. The hybrid has arisen recently at the northern extremes of the rarer (H. undulatum) parental species’ range, although at neither site are the parents currently sympatric and in the outlying population both are absent, supporting the belief that here it has not arisen de novo but has colonised through unknown agencies.
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