Cyclamen (Primulaceae) in tropical Africa

  title={Cyclamen (Primulaceae) in tropical Africa},
  author={Mats Thulin and Ahmed Mumin Warfa},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
Cyclamen somalenseThulin & Warfa, spec. nova, the first member of the genus known from tropical Africa, is described from the Al Miskat Mts in NE. Somalia. The new species is closely related to the E. MediterraneanC. persicumMill. The disjunct Mediterranean element in the mountain flora of northern Somalia, to whichC. somalense belongs, is believed to be largely a relict of Tertiary origin. 
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Exploring Terra Incognita
The botanist Mats Thulin and his team encountered a tree previously unknown to science on limestone hills southeast of the town Kebri Dehar, and found that it dominates the vegetation over large areas in southeastern Ogaden.
A phyloclimatic study of Cyclamen
Reconstruction of ancestral niches can provide testable hypothesis about the historical development of lineages and demonstrates that major lineages could survive climate change even if many species are lost.
Interspecific hybrids of Cyclamen persicum and C. graecum
Interspecific crosses were made to introduce the disease resistance of Cyclamen graecum into C. persicum cultivars and the abortive hybrid embryos were rescued by ovule culture, and hybrids derived from CPD × CG and CPT × CG showed high pollen fertility and yielded viable seeds by self-pollination.
Interspecific hybridization by embryo rescue in the genus Cyclamen
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