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Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 217, Issue 1–2, pp 55–80 | Cite as

New and revised species ofColchicum (Colchicaceae) from the Balkan Peninsula

  • Karin Persson
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Abstract

Three new species ofColchicum (Colchicaceae) are described (C. chimonanthum, C. rausii, C. confusum), all confined to Greece. The first one flowers in very early spring, the other two are autumn-flowering with hysteranthous leaves appearing in the spring. Revisions are included of two other autumn-flowering species (C. haynaldii andC. autumnale) which are geographically over-lapping with and may be confused withC. confusum. Synonym lists, typifications, chromosome numbers, and notes on differences from other species, phenology, vegetative reproduction, phytogeography and ecology are provided for all.

Key words

Colchicaceae Colchicum Taxonomy chromosome numbers Flora of the Balkan Peninsula 

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  • Karin Persson
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  1. 1.Botanical InstituteEvolutionary BotanyGöteborgSweden

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