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Richard Jensen rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Tue Sep 5 10:30:19 CDT 1995

Well, let's consider this.  I have a group of species some of which have
leaves densely pubescent on the abaxial surface and some of which are
distinctly obtrullate in outline.  Only one species has both characters,
so I argue that the following is a good couplet:

        A. Leaves obtrullate and densely pubescent abaxially.....species X
        A. Leaves not as above

Yes, I could construct a key with species X keyed under both
"characters," but the above couplet simplifies the key.

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