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Table 2 List of the Pritchardia morphological characters that were included in analysis 2

From: Evaluating multiple criteria for species delimitation: an empirical example using Hawaiian palms (Arecaceae: Pritchardia)

Character Character State
1. Hastula shape 0 = rounded
  1 = triangular, apiculate
2. Degree of panicle branching 0 = two orders
  1 = three orders
3. Inflorescence length 0 = shorter than petioles
  1 = equal
  2 = longer than petioles
4. Petiole fiber density 0 = scare to moderate
  1 = abundant
5. Abaxial leaf blade folds 0 = glaucous
  1 = cottony, mealy indumentum
6. Abaxial leaf blade cover 0 = green
  1 = silvery-gray
7. Leaf blade shape 0 = nearly circular
  1 = diamond
8. Leaf blade with waxy, glaucous bloom 0 = absent
  1 = present
9. Leaf blade surface 0 = flat
  1 = nearly flat, undulate
10. Leaf tips 0 = drooping
  1 = stiff
11. Lepidia density 0 = absent
  1 = incompletely covered
  2 = completely covered
12. Rachillae tomentum 0 = glabrous
  1 = velutinous
  2 = floccose, lanate
13. Rachillae viscosity 0 = absent
  1 = present
14. Style - ovary ratio 0 = equal
  1 = style longer
  2 = style shorter
15. Outer calyx venation 0 = absent
  1 = conspicuous
  2 = present near opening with finer lines
16. Calyx indumentum 0 = glabrous
  1 = tomentose
  2 = viscous
17. Fruit ridges 0 = absent
  1 = present
18. Fruit shape 0 = globose
  1 = ellipsoid
  2 = ovoid
  3 = obovoid
  4 = oblate
19. Fruit length 0 = < 3 cm
  1 = > 3 cm
  1. Characters states were identified from herbarium specimens at BISH, NY, PTBG, and US and derived from the most recent review of the genus [30].