Kew Bulletin

, 69:9509 | Cite as

Scrophularia sulaimanica (Scrophulariaceae), a new species from Kurdistan, Iraq

  • Saman A. Ahmad


Scrophularia sulaimanica S. A. Ahmad (Scrophulariaceae), a new species from the Hawraman Mountains of Kurdistan, Iraq is described, and its relationships to its nearest relatives are discussed. The diversity of the genus in Southwest Asia and Hawraman Mountains is discussed.

Key words

Hawraman mountains taxonomy Zagros range 



I am profoundly grateful to Dr Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz for his continuous support and encouragement throughout my studies. I also thank Dr Shahina Ghazanfar for her help and support during my recent visit to Kew.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agricultural SciencesUniversity of SulaimaniSulaimani ProvinceIraq

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