species complex


species complex
  Variable group of closely-related members known or suspected to represent different species but often difficult to circumscribe; usually resolved as a discrete clade in taxonomic analysis, e.g. the Ceratozamia norstogii complex comprises C. norstogii, C. alvarezii, and C. mirandae.

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