SPERGULARIA IRAQENSIS (CARYOPHYLLACEAE), A NEW SPECIES FROM IRAQ

  • Ali Haloob National Herbarium of Iraq, Directorate of Seed Testing and Certification, Ministry of Agriculture of Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Ali H. E. Al-Musawi Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Harb Adeel Directorate of Plant Protection, Ministry of Agriculture of Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq.
Keywords: Caryophyllaceae, Diyala, Endemic, Iraq, Spergularia.

Abstract

Spergularia iraqensis sp. nov. is described as a new species from Iraq. This species has been collected from Diyala Province in the central east of Iraq; it is closely related to Spergularia rubra (L.) J. Presl & C. Presl, 1819 and Spergularia bocconei (Scheele) Graebn., 1919.
The distinguishing of the morphological characteristics of the new species alongside the two similar species are discussed with photographs, and an identification key is given for Spergularia iraqensis and other closely related species.

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Published
2021-06-20
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