Revision of the Species Bauhinia bulgarica Kitan. fil. (Fabaceae) Known from the Bulgarian Upper Miocene-Lower Pliocene
Keywords:Bauhinia bulgarica, Bulgaria, Garmen, Smilax, Upper Miocene-Lower Pliocene, paleomacroflora
A revision of the species Bauhinia bulgarica, which was found in the fossil macroflora of Garmen (SW Bulgaria), is presented. The fossil material originates from sediments dated as Late Miocene-Early Pliocene. The new taxonomic solution is Smilax excelsa L. foss. It is accepted on the basis of the close morphological structure of the fossil leaf imprint and the leaf forms of the recent Smilax excelsa L. (Smilacaceae), which is widespread in the SE Balkan Peninsula and SW Asia.
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