Morphology, nomenclature and distribution of Bassia monticola (Chenopodiaceae-Amaranthaceae), a poorly known species from Western Asia

Alexander P. Sukhorukov, M. A. Kushunina



Kochia monticola was previously considered as a synonym for the widely distributed Irano-Turanian Panderia pilosa. After the merger of Kochia and Panderia with Bassia based on molecular phylogeny, K. monticola remained a synonym of Bassia pilosa. We claim that Bassia monticola, a name proposed by Kuntze (1891) for K. monticola, should be separated from B. pilosa based on morphological characters and localised distribution in mountainous regions of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon at altitudes 1800–2600 m a. s. l.

Key words: Bassia, Western Asia, taxonomy, Camphorosmoideae, Chenopodiaceae-Amaranthaceae

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Sukhorukov A. P., Kushunina M. A. 2020. Morphology, nomenclature and distribution of Bassia monticola (Chenopodiaceae-Amaranthaceae), a poorly known species from Western Asia// Novitates Syst. Pl. Vasc. Vol. 51. P. 13–17.

Submitted: 10.06.2020. Accepted: 07.12.2020.


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