Chromosome Numbers for Some Erodium L'Hér (Geraniaceae) Species of Iran

Document Type: Research Article

Authors

Plant Sciences Department, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Alzahara University, Vanak, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Erodium (Geranaiceae) species are distributed in different habitats of Iran. Some species are of medicinal importance while some are well known weeds. There are no chromosome counts for Erdoium species of Iran. Chromosome numbers are given for six taxa of Erodium (Geraniaceae) from Iran: E. cicutarium (2n=36), E. ciconium(2n=18), E. malacoides (2n=20), E. moschatum (2n=20), E. neuradifolium (2n=20) and E. oxyrrhynchum (2n=20). Chromosome numbers of six studied taxa were recorded for the first time from Iran. Dispolidy is recorded for E. cicutarium for the first time. Observed chromosome numbers are mainly in concordant with previous data. Different ploidy in each species was not observed.

Keywords


Fiz O, Vargas P, Alarcon ML, Aldasoro JJ. 2006. Phylogenetic Relationships and Evolution in Erodium (Geraniaceae) based on trnL-trnF Sequences. Syst Botany 31: 739-763.

Fiz O, Vargas P, Vila V, Papadopulos AST, Aldasoro JJ. 2010. The uneven phylogeny and biogeography of Erodium (Geraniaceae): radiations in the Mediterranean and recent recurrent intercontinental Colonization. Ann Bot 106: 871-884

Jianquan L, Tingnong H, Shilong CH, Anmin L. 2001. Karyomorphology of Biebersteinia Stephan (Geraniaceae) and its systematic and taxonomic significance. Bot Bull Acad Sinica 42: 61-66.

Mang niu er Miao Shu. 2008. Erodium. In:  Xu L, Aedo C, eds. Flora of China. 11: 29-30.

Schonbeck-Temesy E. 1970. Geraniaceae. In: Rechinger KH, ed. Flora Iranica 69: 30-58.