Check List 19(3): 293-299, doi: 10.15560/19.3.293
Newly recorded for the vascular flora of Lebanon: Ferula biverticellata J.Thiébaut (Apiaceae)
expand article infoHicham El Zein, Lamis Chalak§, Safaa Baydoun|, Kevin Plouhinec
‡ Unaffiliated, Beirut, Lebanon§ The Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon| Beirut Arab University, Jdita, Lebanon¶ Unaffiliated, Brussels, Belgium
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Abstract
During surveys in 2020 on the Lebanese western slopes of Mount Hermon, we detected Ferula biverticellata J.Thiébaut, which is new to the flora of Lebanon. The species has a distribution extending from Mount Hermon, the Golan, and the Hauran in South Syria to the Negev and Transjordan. We discuss the range of this southern Levantine element, its presence in Lebanon, and its conservation status.
Keywords
Endemism, south-west Asia, eastern Mediterranean, Levant, Mount Hermon