A New Species of Polystichum (Dryopteridaceae) to the Bulgarian Flora

Authors

  • Daniella Ivanova Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7546/CRABS.2023.06.10

Keywords:

Bulgarian flora, first record, Polystichum braunii, Western Balkan Range

Abstract

The fern species Polystichum braunii (Dryopteridaceae) is reported for the first time for the Bulgarian flora. It was discovered in a beech forest on the northern slopes of Western Balkan Range, above Varshets town, Montana district. The nearest known locality is in SW Romania. The article presents data on the morphology, distribution, population, habitat, ecology, and conservation status of P. braunii. The population is extremely small, vulnerable and of conservation concern in Bulgaria.

Author Biography

Daniella Ivanova, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Mailing Address:
Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Akad. G. Bonchev St, Bl. 23
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

E-mail: dani@bio.bas.bg

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Published

29-06-2023

How to Cite

[1]
D. Ivanova, “A New Species of Polystichum (Dryopteridaceae) to the Bulgarian Flora”, C. R. Acad. Bulg. Sci. , vol. 76, no. 6, pp. 904–910, Jun. 2023.

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Section

Biology