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A new species of the genus Astragalus (Leguminosae) from Northwest Iran

MAHMOUD BIDARLORD, FARROKH GHAHREMANINEJAD, ALI ASGHAR MAASSOUMI

Abstract


A new species Astragalus taleshensis (Astragaleae; Leguminosae) is described and illustrated here as a new species from the Talesh Mountains in northwestern Iran. This species belongs to section Malacothrix. Diagnostic morphological characters in discriminating this new species from its close relative A. khajiboulaghensis are tabulated. Some notes are presented on the ecology, distribution, and conservation status of the new taxon. Also, some other species belong to section Malacothrix that occur in the Talesh Mountains are listed.


Keywords


Aq-Dagh, Fabaceae, Malacothrix, conservation, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.252.4.4

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand