Mandragora turcomanica (Solanaceae) in Iran: A new distribution record for an endangered species

  title={Mandragora turcomanica (Solanaceae) in Iran: A new distribution record for an endangered species},
  author={H. Akhani and Abdol‐Basset Ghorbani},
  journal={Systematics and Biodiversity},
  pages={177 - 180}
  • H. Akhani, Abdol‐Basset Ghorbani
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Systematics and Biodiversity
  • Abstract Mandragora turcomanica Mizg. is reported from gardens of Dahaneh village c.7 km north of Kalaleh in Golestan Province (NE Iran). The plants were transplanted from wild populations by the local people many years ago, because of their highly aromatic leaves and fruits. Current information suggests the species is extinct or extremely rare in natural habitats in Iran and protection of extant stands in this village is urgently recommended. It is already known to be endangered in… CONTINUE READING
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