Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 155, Issue 1–4, pp 219–249 | Cite as

Differentiation patterns in the E. MediterraneanScutellaria rubicunda group (Lamiaceae)

  • Roland von Bothmer


Strict sterility barriers where found between theScutellaria populations on Sicily and the Greek populations. The material from Samos is separated by a strict sterility barrier from the other Greek populations. In contrast, the populations on mainland Greece and adjacent islands are all ± interfertile. Three species are recognized,S. rubicundaHornem., endemic to Sicily, andS. brevibracteata subsp.icarica, endemic to Samos and Ikaria. All other populations are referred toS. rupestris with eight subspecies, most of which are endemic to one island or to one mountain. Three new subspecies are described, viz. subsp.rechingeri and subsp.olympica, endemic to mt Vourinos and mt Olympus in North Greece, respectively, and subsp.caroli-henrici, native to the Malea peninsula of Peloponnisos. The phytogeographical connections and genetic differentiation within and between populations are discussed.

Key words

Angiosperms Lamiaceae Scutellaria rubicunda S. rupestris S. brevibracteata Biosystematics experimental crosses morphological variation genetic differentiation Flora of Greece 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland von Bothmer
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  1. 1.Department of Crop Genetics and BreedingSwedish University of Agricultural SciencesSvalövSweden

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