A new species of Agrostis (Gramineae) in the A-alpina complex

Llorenç Sáez, Josep A. Rosselló

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A new species of Agrostis L. (A. barceloi) is described from the northern mountains of Mallorca (Balearic Islands). The new taxon belongs to sect. Agrostis and is mainly related to A. alpina Scop. and A. schleicheri Jord. and Verl. on morphological grounds. However, A. barceloi differs from A. alpina by its narrowly-lanceolate inflorescence, with panicle branches creet during and after anthesis, non-scabrid leaves, and by smaller lemmas and others. The new species is distinguished from A. schleicheri by the smaller spikelets, lemma, palea, and anthers. In addition, A. barceloi is tetraploid (2n = 28), and differs cytologically from the diploid A. alpina (2n = 14) and the hexaploid A. schleicheri (2n = 56). (C) 2000 The Linncan Society of London.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-370
JournalBotanical Journal of the Linnean Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2000


  • Balcaric Islands
  • Endemism
  • Insular flora
  • Orophyte plants


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