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1 April 2013 Astragalus kamarinensis (Fabaceae), a New Species from Sicily
Cristian Brullo, Salvatore Brullo, Gianpietro Giusso del Galdo, Pietro Minissale & , Saverio Sciandrello
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Abstract

Astragalus kamarinensis C. Brullo, Brullo, Giusso, Miniss. & Sciandr. sp. nova (Fabaceae) is described and illustrated from Sicily. It grows exclusively on sandy soils, near the ruins of Kamarina, located in the southern part of Sicily. Morphologically, it shows close relationships with A. Stella, A. raphaelis and A. tribuloides, all belonging to A. sect. Sesamei. Several morphological features, chiefly regarding the flowers, legumes and seeds, as well as the micromorphology of the pod indumentum and seed coat, allow to well distinguish this species from the other taxa in the section. A phenetic analysis based on the morphological characters supports our taxonomic conclusions.

© Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board 2013
Cristian Brullo, Salvatore Brullo, Gianpietro Giusso del Galdo, Pietro Minissale & , and Saverio Sciandrello "Astragalus kamarinensis (Fabaceae), a New Species from Sicily," Annales Botanici Fennici 50(1-2), 61-67, (1 April 2013). https://doi.org/10.5735/085.050.0109
Received: 20 October 2011; Accepted: 13 November 2012; Published: 1 April 2013
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