Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 200, Issue 1–2, pp 41–60 | Cite as

Two new species of the carnivorous genusPinguicula, (Lentibulariaceae) from Mediterranean habitats

  • Regino Zamora
  • Manuel Jamilena
  • Manuel Ruiz Rejón
  • Gabriel Blanca


Two species ofPinguicula (P. submediterranea andP. mundi) are newly described from the south and east of the Iberian Peninsula. We analysed morphometric, cytogenetic, RAPD, ecological, and breeding system data to support the distinctness of these taxa.Pinguicula submediterranea andP. mundi are both hexaploid (2n = 48), a chromosome number previously not reported for the genus. Biometric, cytogenetical and molecular results distinguishP. submediterranea andP. mundi from otherPinguicula species, and from each other.Pinguicula mundi is predominantly outbreeding, whereasP. submediterranea both inbreeds and outbreeds.Pinguicula submediterranea andP. mundi appear to be isolated reproductively, although gene flow between the allopatricP. submediterranea andP. mundi is unlikely. BothP. submediterranea andP. mundi are threatened with extinction because suitable habitats are diminishing in size, or even disappearing, due to current aridity in the region.

key words

Lentibulariaceae Pinguicula Taxonomy morphology cytogenetic and molecular analysis ecology breeding system Flora of the Mediterranean area 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Regino Zamora
    • 1
  • Manuel Jamilena
    • 2
  • Manuel Ruiz Rejón
    • 2
  • Gabriel Blanca
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Biologia Animal y Ecología, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de GranadaSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Genética, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de GranadaSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Biología Vegetal, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de GranadaGranadaSpain

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