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First record for the flora of Italy and lectotypification of the name Linum elegans (Linaceae)

ROBERT P. WAGENSOMMER, FABRIZIO BARTOLUCCI, MICHELE FIORENTINO, WOLFGANG LICHT, SIMONETTA PECCENINI, ENRICO V. PERRINO, ROBERTO VENANZONI

Abstract


Linum elegans has been detected in calcareous rocky garrigues on the Gargano promontory (Apulia, SE-Italy), representing the first record for the Italian flora and the first one outside the Balkan Peninsula. The geographical disjunction may provide evidence for past amphi-Adriatic/amphi-Ionic terrestrial connections. The population found was ascribed to L. campanulatum in the past. As a consequence, a comparison between these two species is undertaken. Furthermore, the name L. elegans is here lectotypified on a specimen preserved at G, and the IUCN assessment of the species in Italy is briefly discussed.


Keywords


Amphi-Adriatic/amphi-Ionic, Apulia, Balkans, Gargano, IUCN, taxonomy, typification, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.296.2.5

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand