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Published: 2017-02-15

First record for the flora of Italy and lectotypification of the name Linum elegans (Linaceae)

Dipartimento di Chimica, Biologia e Biotecnologie, Università di Perugia, Via del Giochetto, I–06123 Perugia
Scuola di Bioscienze e Medicina Veterinaria, Università di Camerino – Centro Ricerche Floristiche dell’Appennino, Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga, San Colombo, I–67021 Barisciano (L’Aquila)
Viale Cappuccini 112, I–71013 San Giovanni Rotondo (Foggia)
Institut für Spezielle Botanik, Johannes Gutenberg–Universität Mainz, D–55099 Mainz
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell’Ambiente e della Vita, Università di Genova, corso Dogali 1M, I–16136 Genova
CIHEAM – Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari, Via Ceglie 9, I–70010 Valenzano (Bari)
Dipartimento di Chimica, Biologia e Biotecnologie, Università di Perugia, Via del Giochetto, I–06123 Perugia
Amphi-Adriatic/amphi-Ionic Apulia Balkans Gargano IUCN taxonomy typification Eudicots

Abstract

Linum elegans has been detected in calcareous rocky garrigues on the Gargano promontory (Apulia, SE-Italy), representing the first record for the Italian flora and the first one outside the Balkan Peninsula. The geographical disjunction may provide evidence for past amphi-Adriatic/amphi-Ionic terrestrial connections. The population found was ascribed to L. campanulatum in the past. As a consequence, a comparison between these two species is undertaken. Furthermore, the name L. elegans is here lectotypified on a specimen preserved at G, and the IUCN assessment of the species in Italy is briefly discussed.