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Stipa crassiculmis subsp. picentina (Poaceae) new for the Balkans – a further example of amphi-Adriatic disjunction

Author:
Kabaš, Eva, Niketić, Marjan, Ćušterevska, Renata, Tomović, Gordana, Vukojičić, Snežana, Lakušić, Dmitar
Source:
Plant biosystems 2019 v.153 no.1 pp. 32-38
ISSN:
1724-5575
Subject:
Stipa, habitats, phytosociology, rivers, Balkans, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia
Abstract:
Stipa crassiculmis subsp. picentina Martinovský, Moraldo & Caputo (Poaceae, Pooideae, Stipae) was found for the first time in the Balkan Peninsula. It was recorded in the northern part of the Republic of Macedonia, in the Pčinja River gorge (Badar Gorge), between Veles and Katlanovo on ultramafic substrates. To date, S. crassiculmis subsp. picentina was known only for Italy where it occurs in the Lombardy and Campania administrative regions. This record for the Balkan Peninsula is a new example of Amphi-Adriatic Balkan-Apennine disjunction. In this paper, the morphological and anatomical characters of the specimens collected in the study area were reported together with the phytosociological characteristics of the habitat. The threatened status of the species for Macedonia was also assessed on the basis of the IUCN criteria.
Agid:
6304614