Kew Bulletin

, 72:24 | Cite as

Verbascum songaricum subsp. subdecurrens: a new record, typification and the true identity of V. aspinum as a new synonym of V. stachydiforme in the Flora of Iran

  • Arash SotoodehEmail author
  • Farideh Attar
  • Laure Civeyrel


Verbascum aspinum is introduced as a new synonym of V. stachydiforme. V. songaricum subsp. subdecurrens (Scrophulariaceae) is reported for the first time from North and Northwest Iran. Distribution maps are provided for Iran.

Key Words.

Scrophulariaceae taxonomy 



The authors thank the Herbarium Keepers from BM, HKS, IRAN, K, MPU, TARI, TEH and TUH, Sylvie Rémal for providing specimen photos from E, Dr Gholamreza Amin, curator of TEH, for providing type specimens, and Mr Lhote for his support. We are also grateful to Mrs Buchwalter for correcting the English language.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EDB, UMR 5174Université de Toulouse, UPSToulouseFrance
  2. 2.School of Biology, College of ScienceUniversity of TehranTehranIran

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