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8 December 2000 A cytological study of flowering plants from Saudi Arabia
Turki A. Al-Turki, Shafik A. Filfilan, Syed F. Mehmood
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Abstract

The chromosome numbers of 31 taxa belonging to 14 families of angiosperms collected from different regions of Saudi Arabia are reported. These include first chromosome number reports for six species: Anabasis setifera 2n=18, Cleome amblyocarpa 2n=20, Halopeplis perfoliata 2n=18, Lavandula coronopifolia 2n=42, Lycium shawii 2n=24 and Salvia deserti 2n=48. A new basic number and/or a new ploidy level is reported for two species: Asphodelus tenuifolius 2n=4x=52 and Heliotropium lasiocarpum 2n=4x=32. The chromosome numbers of the other 23 species are the first reports from Saudi Arabian populations: Abrus precatorius 2n=22, Alhagi camelorum 2n=16 2B, Amaranthus spinosus 2n=34, Astragalus abyssinicus 2n=16, Bienertia cycloptera 2n=18, Capparis spinosa 2n= 38, Chenopodium album 2n=54, C. ambrosioides 2n=32, C. ficifolium 2n=18, C. glaucum 2n=18, C. murale 2n=18, Datura innoxia 2n=24, Halocnemum strobilaceum 2n=18, Leptadenia pyrotechnica 2n=22, Moltkiopsis ciliata 2n=12, Rumex dentatus 2n=40, Salvia aegyptiaca 2n=28, S. spinosa 2n=20, Senna alexandrina 2n=28, Sesuvium sesuvioides 2n=16, Silene apetala 2n=24, Withania somnifera 2n=48 and Zygophyllum coccineum 2n=16. Karyotype analyses for six species, viz. Alhagi camelorum, Astragalus abyssinicus, Datura innoxia, Moltkiopsis ciliata, Sesuvium sesuvioides and Rumex dentatus are presented.

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Turki A. Al-Turki, Shafik A. Filfilan, and Syed F. Mehmood "A cytological study of flowering plants from Saudi Arabia," Willdenowia 30(2), 339-358, (8 December 2000). https://doi.org/10.3372/wi.30.30211
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