Literature 2023

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Not all members of the International Cichorieae Network do have access to botanical libraries. As a service we would like to point to recent publications regarding Cichorieae. However, some articles will escape our attention. Therefore, your hints to recent publications are always welcome. 


Collected by Norbert Kilian (Berlin) & Robert Parsons (Melbourne)


22 March 2023

Ferrer-Gallego P. P. & Talavera M. 2023: Rhagadiolus edulis (Cichorieae, Compositae), a replacement name for Lapsana rhagadiolus L. or a name of a new taxon? – Phytotaxa 589: 91-96.

"Rhagadiolus edulis (Cichorieae, Compositae) can be treated either as a replacement name or as the name of a new taxon according to the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants. Treating it as a replacement name would be nomenclaturally disruptive, whereas treating it as the name of a new taxon, confirmed by an appropriate typification, maintains current usage. Therefore, the nomenclatural type for the name Rhagadiolus edulis is discussed. The name is lectotypified by a specimen preserved in the Gaertner Herbarium at TUB.

17 March 2023

Szeląg Z. 2023: A new species in Hieracium sect. Alpina (Asteraceae) from the Eastern Carpathians in Romania. – Phytotaxa 585: 293-297.

"Hieracium ciucasense is a new, apomictic species described from the Ciucaş Mountains in the Eastern Carpathians, Romania. It belongs to the H. pietroszense aggregate comprising taxa of  presumably hybrid origin between H. alpinum L. and H. bifidum s. lat. The new species is illustrated with photographs of the holotype and living plants; it differs from the other taxa of the H. pietroszense aggregate in the Carpathians in that the leaves are brown-purple spotted. The distribution of the H. pietroszense aggregate in the Carpathians is mapped."

17 February 2023

Ferreira M. Z., Hernández I. Á & Menezes de Sequiera M. 2023: Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on Andryala glandulosa subsp. cheiranthifolia (Cichorieae, Asteraceae) from Madeira Island, Portugal. – Phytotaxa 579: 243–254.

"Currently two subspecies of Andryala glandulosa endemic to Madeira (Portugal) are recognized: A. glandulosa subsp. glandulosa and A. glandulosa subsp. cheiranthifolia. A thorough revision of both taxonomical and nomenclatural aspects led us to the conclusion that the subspecific epithet cheiranthifolia was misapplied. Thus, we suggest to synonymize Andryala glandulosa with A. cheiranthifolia and accept A. glandulosa as the correct name for the taxon presently known as A. glandulosa subsp. glandulosa. The taxon currently recognized as A. glandulosa subsp. cheiranthifolia exhibits distinct vegetative and reproductive structures when compared to A. glandulosa subsp. glandulosa and should, therefore, be treated as a separate species, for which the name A. subglabrata is hereby proposed. A detailed description and illustration of A. subglabrata are provided and its lectotype is designated. Diagnostic characters are discussed and compared with those of A. glandulosa."

11 January 2023

Abid R. & Qaiser M. 2023: Distribution pattern and ecology of Lactuca L. and its allied genera (Lactucineae –Cichorieae) in Pakistan and Kashmir. – Pakistan J. Bot. 55: 159-169.

"Distribution pattern and ecological preference for habitat including altitude and soil of Lactuca L. (s. str.) and allied genera viz. Steptorrhamphus, Cephalorhynchus and Melanoseris have been studied in Pakistan and Kashmir. All the taxa belonging to these genera are mostly confined to high mountain ranges in Pakistan and Kashmir. Out of 33 taxa, two taxa belonging to Lactuca are subcosmopolitan. The seven taxa are Irano Turanian (Central Asian) elements of which 2 belong to Lactuca and 2 to Steptorrhamphus and 3 belong to Cephalorhynchus. There are 8 Sino Japanese elements of which one belongs to Lactuca and 7 belong to Melanoseris. However, 3 more taxa viz. M. rapunculoides, M. decipiens var. decipiens and M. decipiens var. multifida are also tentatively recognized as Sino Japanese elements. Beside these 4 taxa are biregional, of which 3 Lactuca species are Mediterranean Irano Turanian elements whereas L. tatarica is an Irano-Turanian Euro Siberian element. There are 13 taxa which are endemic to subendemic, most of these are endemic to Pakistan (Western Himalayas and mostly known from type locality). However, M. gilgitensis seems to be confined to Karakorum Mountains and 2 species viz. M. alii and M. astorensis occur in Western Himalayas and Karakorum. It is difficult to classify these taxa into definite phytogeographical elements until more information is available."