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Folia Geobotanica

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 435–440 | Cite as

New chromosome counts in nine endemic species from Iran

  • Seyed Mahmood Ghaffari
  • Assadola Hejazi
  • Ahmad Pourahmad
Article

Abstract

Original meiotic chromosome counts are presented for nine endemic species in seven families of Angiosperms from Iran including:Arum giganteum Ghahr. (Araceae) (n=14),Caccinia actinobole Bunge (Boraginaceae) (n=8),Delphinium aquilegifolium (Boiss.)Bornm. (Ranunculaceae) (n=8),Diplotaenia damavandica Mozaff., Hedge etLamond (Apiaceae) (n=11),Gypsophila caricifolia Boiss. (Caryophyllaceae) (n=17),Iphiona arachnoidea (Boiss.)Anderb. (Asteraceae) (n=9),Moltkia gypsacea Rech. f. etAellen (Boraginaceae) (n=20),Onobrychis gaubae Bornm. (Fabaceae) (n=8) andOnosma platyphyllum Riedl (Boraginaceae) (n=9). Eight counts are reported for the first time. Furthermore, the previous chromosome count forIphiona aracnoidea is corrected. Based on cytological data the species status ofMoltkia gypsacea is confirmed; it is not merely synonymous withM. coerulea (Willd.)Lehm. The basic chromosome number n=11 is reported in the genusDiplotaenia for the first time.

Keywords

Arum Caccinia Delphinium Diplotaenia Gypsophila Iphiona Moltkia Onobrychis Onosma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seyed Mahmood Ghaffari
    • 1
  • Assadola Hejazi
    • 2
  • Ahmad Pourahmad
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Biochemistry and BiophysicsUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  2. 2.Agriculture CollegePakdasht (Mamazan), TehranIran
  3. 3.Department of GeographyUniversity of TehranTehranIran

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