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Brassica tardarae (Brassicaceae), a New Species from a Noteworthy Biotope of South-Western Sicily (Italy)

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Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e del Mare (DiSTeM), Università degli Studi di Palermo, 90123 Palermo, Italy
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Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche, Chimiche e Farmaceutiche (STEBICEF), Università degli Studi di Palermo, 90123 Palermo, Italy
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Plants 2020, 9(8), 947; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9080947
Received: 1 July 2020 / Revised: 20 July 2020 / Accepted: 25 July 2020 / Published: 27 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Taxonomy)
A new species of Brassica sect. Brassica is described here from Sicily (Italy), which is known to be one of the centers of the diversification of wild taxa of this group. The new species (named Brassica tardarae) is restricted to the carbonate cliffs in the Tardara Gorges between Menfi and Sambuca di Sicilia (Agrigento province), an area with a peculiar geological history and where another strictly endemic species was recently described. The morphological relationships between the new species and other similar taxa are discussed, and an analytical key to the Sicilian taxa belonging to the genus Brassica sect. Brassica is also provided. View Full-Text
Keywords: Mediterranean flora; morphological variability; endemism; Tardara Gorges; speciation center; Cruciferae Mediterranean flora; morphological variability; endemism; Tardara Gorges; speciation center; Cruciferae
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Ilardi, V.; Troia, A.; Geraci, A. Brassica tardarae (Brassicaceae), a New Species from a Noteworthy Biotope of South-Western Sicily (Italy). Plants 2020, 9, 947. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9080947

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Ilardi V, Troia A, Geraci A. Brassica tardarae (Brassicaceae), a New Species from a Noteworthy Biotope of South-Western Sicily (Italy). Plants. 2020; 9(8):947. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9080947

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Ilardi, Vincenzo, Angelo Troia, and Anna Geraci. 2020. "Brassica tardarae (Brassicaceae), a New Species from a Noteworthy Biotope of South-Western Sicily (Italy)" Plants 9, no. 8: 947. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9080947

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