First record of Ribes uva-crispa L. (Grossulariaceae) from the Madonie Mts., a new species of the Sicilian flora.

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Abstract

In this study, a first record of Ribes uva-crispa L. (Grossulariaceae) – a new species of the Sicilian flora – from the MadonieMts. is reported. The autochthonous and relict new population of Ribes uva-crispa L. (Grossulariaceae) is found on MountCarbonara (Madonie Mts., North-Central Sicily), which is several hundred kilometers away from the Central Apenninic andthe South Mediterranean locations of its distribution range. R. uva-crispa shows a distribution similar to other taxa extendingfrom the Euro-Asiatic area to the mountains of North Africa with disjunct populations on the main Sicilian reliefs (Madonieand Nebrodi Mts.), testifying ancient phytogeographical connections. This noteworthy record adds a new species – as well asa new genus and new family – to the vascular flora of Sicily. Based on the morphological characters, the population found isto be referred to Ribes uva-crispa L. subsp. austro-europaeum (Bornm.) Bech var. glanduligerum (Lindberg) Maire.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-174
Number of pages6
JournalPLANT BIOSYSTEMS
Volume145
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science

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