Trachyspermum reginei sp. nov. (Apiaceae) from southwest Iran

3 May 2019

Ajani, Yousef; Mozaffarian, Valiollah

Trachyspermum reginei ***** & ******. sp. nov., is described and illustrated as a new species from Chaharmahale Bakhtiari province, SW Iran. The new species differs from its closest relative T. confusum, endemic to Afghanistan, mainly by stem, leaf and fruit morphological characters. Its taxonomic relationships with T. podlechii and T. ammi are also discussed. The new species is threatened by different factors and its protection is recommended.