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- DeWalt, S.J.; Hamrick, J.L.
- American journal of botany 2004 v.91 no.8 pp. 1155-1163
- Clidemia hirta; alleles; allozymes; forests; genetic variation; heterozygosity; hybridization; invasive species; islands; loci; woody plants; Caribbean; Costa Rica; Hawaii
- ... Clidemia hirta is one of the most common woody invasive plants in mesic to wet forests in Hawaii, where it was introduced around 1940. The species is relatively uncommon by comparison in its native range of Central and South America and some Caribbean Islands. We examined genetic variation in allozymes of 20 C. hirta populations on four Hawaiian Islands to determine the introduction history. For c ...