The genus Tamarix (Tamaricaceae) in Crete (Greece)

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Title: The genus Tamarix (Tamaricaceae) in Crete (Greece)
Authors: Villar García, José Luis | Alonso-Vargas, M. Angeles | Vicente Caviedes, Alicia | Juan, Ana | Crespo, Manuel B.
Research Group/s: Botánica y Conservación Vegetal
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ciencias Ambientales y Recursos Naturales | Universidad de Alicante. Centro Iberoamericano de la Biodiversidad
Keywords: Distribution | Aegean Islands | Taxonomy | Mediterranean flora
Knowledge Area: Botánica
Issue Date: 30-Oct-2014
Publisher: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Citation: Willdenowia. Annals of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem. 2014, 44: 321-326. doi:10.3372/wi.44.44302
Abstract: A report on the genus Tamarix (Tamaricaceae) in Crete is provided. The previously recorded taxa are compared with new collections made on the island and with vouchers found at different herbaria. Three species were fully confirmed: T. nilotica and T. parviflora, collected in the field, and T. smyrnensis, found only in herbarium vouchers. The other previously reported taxa, T. dalmatica, T. hampeana, T. pallasii and T. tetrandra were not found; T. dalmatica was erroneously reported, the record of T. hampeana represents a fourth species but its identity requires further study, records of T. pallasii are probably misidentifications of T. nilotica and/or T. smyrnensis, and the record of T. tetrandra probably refers to T. parviflora. The presence of T. nilotica is documented, confirming that it has been historically overlooked and mistaken for T. smyrnensis. A morphological comparison between T. nilotica and T. smyrnensis is provided in order to avoid further confusion and misidentifications. A dichotomous key for the Tamarix species reported in Crete is provided.
Sponsor: The FPU programme (Mº de Educación, Spain), the I+D+I project CGL2008-05056 (Mº de Educación y Ciencia, Spanish Government) and complementary supporting funds ACIE10-01, ACIE11-05 and ACIE13-08 (University of Alicante, Spain) made this research possible.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/41841
ISSN: 0511-9618 (Print) | 1868-6397 (Online)
DOI: 10.3372/wi.44.44302
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2014 BGBM Berlin-Dahlem
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3372/wi.44.44302
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