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9 July 2014 Campanula Skanderbegii: Molecular and Morphological Evidence of a New Campanula Species (Campanulaceae) Endemic to Albania
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A new species of Campanula from Central Albania, named C. skanderbegii, belonging to isophyllous Campanula ser. Garganicae is illustrated and described. Morphologically and phylogenetically it is well differentiated from other species of this series. It is morphologically similar to C. portenschlagiana from Central Dalmatia (Croatia) based on corolla shape. Phylogenetic analyses, maximum parsimony, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian inference, based on nuclear ITS and chloroplast trnL—trnF data support C. skanderbegii as a clearly distinct taxon within the isophyllous species of Campanula. A distribution map for C. skanderbegii and a key to all species of Campanula ser. Garganicae are provided. Because of its rarity and highly restricted distribution, C. skanderbegii should be included in the IUCN red list as a critically endangered species.

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Sandro Bogdanović, Salvatore Brullo, Ivana Rešetnik, Dmitar Lakušić, Zlatko Satovic, and Zlatko Liber "Campanula Skanderbegii: Molecular and Morphological Evidence of a New Campanula Species (Campanulaceae) Endemic to Albania," Systematic Botany 39(4), (9 July 2014). https://doi.org/10.1600/036364414X682571
Published: 9 July 2014
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