A New Species of Polystichum (Dryopteridaceae) to the Bulgarian Flora
Keywords:Bulgarian flora, first record, Polystichum braunii, Western Balkan Range
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.
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