Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Vol 57, No 1 (1999)

Is Limonium cavanillesii Erben (Plumbaginaceae) really an extant species?


https://doi.org/10.3989/ajbm.1999.v57.i1.188

Llorenç Sáez
Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Spain

Josep A. Rosello
Botánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Valencia, Spain

Abstract


A new triploid apomictic species (Limonium perplexum) is described from a single coastal locality of E Spain. The new species has been previously confused with L cavanillesii Erben, which is only known from few herbarium specimens and it is believed to be extinct. Overall morphology, chromosome number, and the pollen/stigma combination suggest that L perplexum belongs to the L. duriusculum complex. Based on morphological grounds it is suggested that L. cavanillesii Erben could have been originated through a crossing between L perplexum and L dufourii.

Keywords


Plumbaginaceae; Limonium; apomictic taxa; endemism; Mediterranean Flora

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