Clinopodium raimondoi (Lamiaceae), a new species from Sicily

Vivienne Spadaro, Ali Said Faqi, Ali Said Faqi

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On the basis of the taxonomic study of the collections made by F. M. Raimondo, kept in PAL, a new species of Clinopodium is described. The new taxon, named Clinopodium raimondoi, occurs in N-W coast of Sicily on limestone substrata, in steppe communities dominated by Hyparrhenia hirta. The main distinctive characteristics of C. raimondoi, with respect to other taxa known from Europe and other Mediterranean countries, are the large size, the opposite and decussate branches, and the clearly woody at base stems of mature plants as well. Relationships of the new taxon with the Mediterranean ones in the C. nepeta group are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-315
Number of pages5
JournalFlora Mediterranea
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • Plant Science


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