CONTRIBUTION TO THE FLORA OF PAKISTAN: TWO NEW SPECIES OF “HEDYSARUM (FABACEAE)” AND THREE NEW RECORDS
9 January 2018Ali, Haidar; Qaiser, M.
Two new species of Hedysarum, H. alii Haidar Ali & Qaiser sp. nov. and H. shahjinalense Haidar Ali & Qaiser sp. nov. are described from Pakistan (Chitral). Both the new species are endemic to Chitral and are categorized as Critically Endangered (CR) according to the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria 2001. Three species of Hedysarum are also recorded for the first time from Pakistan (Chitral). All the new recorded species viz. H. volkii Rech. f., H. brahuicum Boiss. and H. sericeum M. Bieb. are also Critically Endangered (CR) at local level. The genus Hedysarum is now represented in Pakistan by twelve species. Key to all the species of Hedysarum occurring in Pakistan is also provided.