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Published: 2018-07-18

Orobanche arpica (Orobanchaceae): a new species from the Caucasus, and contributional notes on O. ser. Krylowianae

Department of Botany, Institute of Biology, Jan Kochanowski University, 15 Świętokrzyska St., 25-406 Kielce, Poland
E-39722 Liérganes (Cantabria), Spain
Santa Clara, 9-1.º dcha. E-39001 Santander (Cantabria), Spain
Department of Plant Cytology and Embryology, Institute of Botany, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 9, 30-387 Kraków, Poland.
Department of Plant Cytology and Embryology, Institute of Botany, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 9, 30-387 Kraków, Poland.
Department of Plant Cytology and Embryology, Institute of Botany, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 9, 30-387 Kraków, Poland.
Department of Plant Cytology and Embryology, Institute of Botany, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 9, 30-387 Kraków, Poland.
Psephellus pulcherrimus Javakheti range Lesser Caucasus Armenia holoparasites taxonomy Orobanche Eudicots

Abstract

Orobanche arpica (Orobanchaceae) is described as a new, probably Caucasian endemic, species from the Lesser Caucasus in Armenia. It grows on a subalpine meadow, where it parasitises Psephellus pulcherrimus (Asteraceae). The newly-described species morphologically and phylogenetically belongs to species from the Orobanche subsect. Curvatae, apparently to species of the O. ser. Krylowianae, however it is clearly distinct. A detailed description, illustrations, a comparison with the similar species with identification key, and phylogenetic analysis are provided. We also present additional phylogenetic (O. inulae) and phytogeographic (O. mlokosiewiczii) contributions to the series Krylowianae.