This study aims to clarify the taxonomic states and relations within the genus Thapsia from the Mediterranean area, with particular interest to the populations growing in Sicily. The results of morphological and karyological investigations on living plants, combined with herbarium surveys and literature data, allowed us to define an updated taxonomic profile of the genus Thapsia, with the description of a new species from the island of Lampedusa (SW Sicily), named T. pelagica. Moreover a new taxonomic combination is proposed for the populations of Peloritani Mts. (NE Sicily), which are here treated as subspecies messanensis of T. garganica.
|Numero di pagine||8|
|Rivista||INFORMATORE BOTANICO ITALIANO|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Plant Science