Phylogenetic position and taxonomy of the enigmatic Orobanche krylowii (Orobanchaceae), a predominatly Asian species newly found in Albania (SE Europe).

@article{Frajman2013PhylogeneticPA,
  title={Phylogenetic position and taxonomy of the enigmatic Orobanche krylowii (Orobanchaceae), a predominatly Asian species newly found in Albania (SE Europe).},
  author={Bo{\vz}o Frajman and Luis Carl{\'o}n and Petr Kosachev and Oscar S{\'a}nchez Pedraja and Gerald M Schneeweiss and Peter Sch{\"o}nswetter},
  journal={Phytotaxa},
  year={2013},
  volume={137 1}
}
We report on the occurrence of Orobanche krylowii in the Alpet Shqiptare (Prokletije, Albanian Alps) mountain range in northern Albania (Balkan Peninsula). The species was previously known only from eastern-most Europe (Volga-Kama River in Russia), more than 2500 km away, and from adjacent Siberia and Central Asia. We used morphological evidence as well as nuclear ribosomal ITS sequences to show that the Albanian population indeed belongs to O. krylowii and that its closest relative is the… CONTINUE READING