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31 August 2005 Re-evaluation of Polygala apiculata (Polygalaceae), a rare endemic of S Italy
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Peruzzi, L., Passalacqua, N. G. & Gargano, D.: Re-evaluation of Polygala apiculata (Polygalaceae), a rare endemic of S Italy. — Willdenowia 35: 65–68. — ISSN 0511-9618; © 2005 BGBM Berlin-Dahlem. doi:10.3372/wi.35.35104 (available via  http://dx.doi.org/)

Polygala apiculata is studied on living plants from the locus classicus. 2n = 24 chromosomes were counted, indicating a possibly triploid genomic constitution. The species is unique in the genus for the crown-like arranged caruncle lobes of its seeds. Its occurrence is confirmed for Calabria only and the IUCN conservation status “Critically Endangered” is proposed. A lectotype of the name P. apiculata is designated.

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© 2005 BGBM Berlin-Dahlem
Lorenzo Peruzzi, Nicodemo Giuseppe Passalacqua, and Domenico Gargano "Re-evaluation of Polygala apiculata (Polygalaceae), a rare endemic of S Italy," Willdenowia 35(1), 65-68, (31 August 2005). https://doi.org/10.3372/wi.35.35104
Published: 31 August 2005
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