Hedysarum pseudomacranthum (Fabaceae), a new species from Talesh Mountains, northwestern Iran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Kharazmi University

2 Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Agricultural Research Education and Extension Organization (AREEO)


Hedysarum pseudomacranthum is described here as a new species to science. It is endemic to the Talesh Mountains, northwestern Iran. The species appears to be most closely related to H. macranthum, but differs from it in having different leaflet shape and dimensions, different color of the corolla, and longer keel’s claw. The distribution map as well as the picture from the holotype habit and the flower parts of the new species are presented here.


Article Title [Persian]

Hedysarum pseudomacranthum (Fabaceae)، گونه جدیدی از کوههای تالش، شمال غرب ایران

Authors [Persian]

  • الهه چقامیرزایی 1
  • فرخ قهرمانی نژاد 1
  • مصطفی اسدی 2
1 گروه علوم گیاهی، دانشکده علوم زیستی، دانشگاه خوارزمی، تهران، ایران
2 مؤسسه تحقیقات جنگلها و مراتع کشور، سازمان تحقیقات، آموزش و ترویج کشاورزی، تهران، ایران
Abstract [Persian]

Hedysarum pseudomacranthum به عنوان گونه جدید معرفی می‌شود. این گونه انحصاری کوههای تالش، شمال غرب ایران است. نزدیکترین خویشاوند آن، گونه H. macranthum  است که با داشتن شکل و ابعاد متفاوت برگچه، رنگ متفاوت جام و ناخنک ناو بلندتر از آن متمایز می‌شود. نقشه پراکنش و عکس نمونه تیپ و اجزای گل گونه جدید ارایه می‌گردد.

Keywords [Persian]

  • Endemic species
  • taxonomy
  • morphology
  • Fabaceae
  • Hedysarum
  • Iran
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