Two new chasmophytic species of Silene (Caryophyllaceae, sect. Siphonomorpha) from Iran

  • Based on morphological and molecular evidence, two new species of Silene are recognized and described here, S. penduliflora F.Jafari, Keshavarzi & Doostm. sp. nov. and S. thyrsiantha F.Jafari, Mirtadz. & Keshavarzi sp. nov. The newly discovered species are distributed in the central and southeastern parts of Iran, growing in rocky habitats. Relationships among these species and their close relatives are demonstrated using nrDNA ITS and cpDNA rps16 phylogenies. Silene ghahremaninejadii, S. parrowiana, and S. shahrudensis form a clade with these new species. A key to S. penduliflora and S. thyrsiantha and their close relatives is provided.

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Author:Farzaneh JafariORCiD, Maryam KeshavarziORCiD, Moslem DoostmohammadiORCiD, Mansour MirtadzadiniORCiD
Parent Title (German):European journal of taxonomy
Series (Serial Number):European journal of taxonomy : EJT (860:42-61)
Publisher:Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Place of publication:Paris
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2023/02/20
Date of first Publication:2023/02/20
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2023/02/20
Tag:Iran; Silene; Siphonomorpha; cpDNA rps16; nrDNA ITS; sp. nov.
Page Number:20
First Page:42
Last Page:61
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0