Acantholimon

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Acantholimon

Acantholimon Boiss. in Boissier, Diagn. Pl. Orient. ser. 1, 7: 69. 1846, nom. cons., sec. Hernández-Ledesma & al. 2015 [Acantholimon is a conserved name, listed in Appendix III of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants with its type as A. glumaceum. http://botany.si.edu/references/codes/props/display_new.cfm The generic name of Acantholimon is neuter.]. 1
  • 1. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler, R., Ocampo, G. & Ochoterena, H. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383. http://doi.org/10.3372/wi.45.45301, 2. Linczevski, I. A. 1970: – Taxon 19: 949

Notes

Large genus of cushion-forming subshrubs; about 150-200 species (including many narrow endemics) distributed from south-eastern Europe to Central Asia, centred in the mountainous regions of Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan (Kubitzki 1993b).
The study by Lledó & al. (2005) included only one representative of Acantholimon, which was recovered in a clade together with Dictyolimon and Cephalorhizum. Moharrek & al. (2014) studied 50 species Acantholimon from Iran. Due to the unresolved position of Cephalorhizum turcomanicum Popov (found either as sister to Acantholimon or nested within) monophyly of Acantholimon is uncertain. Old sections of Acantholimon were not found as monophyletic (Moharrek & al. 2014).A

Bibliography

A. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler, R., Ocampo, G. & Ochoterena, H. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383. http://doi.org/10.3372/wi.45.45301