Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 166, Issue 3, pp 249-252

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Cyclamen (Primulaceae) in tropical Africa

  • Mats ThulinAffiliated withDepartment of Systematic Botany, Uppsala University
  • , Ahmed Mumin WarfaAffiliated withFaculty of Agriculture, Somali National University

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Cyclamen somalense Thulin & Warfa, spec. nova, the first member of the genus known from tropical Africa, is described from the Al Miskat Mts in NE. Somalia. The new species is closely related to the E. MediterraneanC. persicum Mill. The disjunct Mediterranean element in the mountain flora of northern Somalia, to whichC. somalense belongs, is believed to be largely a relict of Tertiary origin.

Key words

Angiosperms Primulaceae Cyclamen C. somalense Taxonomy phytogeography Mediterranean floristic element Flora of Somalia