Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 155, Issue 1–4, pp 215–217 | Cite as

Onobrychis aliacmonia (Leguminosae) — the unusual story of a rediscovery

  • Werner Greuter


Onobrychis aliacmonia was discovered in 1956 and described in 1973, the year when it was last collected. Its single known locality was flooded soon afterward by an artificial lake now extending over the middle portion of the Aliakmon Valley (western Greek Makedhonia), and the species was believed extinct. It has now been rediscovered in the southern Peloponnisos, in an area far south of the locus classicus and in a widely different ecological context.

Key words

Angiosperms Leguminosae Fabaceae Onobrychis aliacmonia Endemism threatened plants rediscovery Flora of Greece (Makedhonia, Peloponnisos) 


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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Greuter
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  1. 1.Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-DahlemBerlin 33Germany

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