Tetraena alba

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Tetraena alba

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Status

Indigenous (IN)

Endemism

not endemic

Systematics

Taxonomy and nomenclature following Beier & al. (2003).
Z. aegyptium/T. aegyptia is mentioned by El Hadidi (1978) to occur in Cyprus. The characters given to separate it from T. alba, e.g. number of flowers per node, capsule size, pedicel length, do not work in Cypriot material. Additional studies are recommended to clarify the situation.

Beier B.-A., Chase M. W. & Thulin M. 2003: Phylogenetic relationships and taxonomy of subfamily Zygophylloideae (Zygophyllaceae) based on molecular and morphological data. - Pl. Syst. Evol. 240: 11-39.
El Hadidi M. N. 1978: The genus Zygophyllum in Egypt. - Bot. Not. 131: 439-443.

Chromosome numbers

2n = 18A 2n = 18B
A. B. Slavík, V. Jarolímová & J. Chrtek, Chromosome counts of some plants from Cyprus. 2 in Acta Univ. Carol., Biol. 46. 2002, B. G. Kamari, F. Felber & F. Garbari, Mediterranean chromosome number report - 4 in Fl. Medit. 4. 1994

Distribution

Map
Division 1 indigenousC
Division 2 indigenousC
Division 3 indigenousD,E,F,G
Division 4 indigenousD,E,F,G,H,I,J
Division 5 indigenousG
Division 6 indigenousD,G
Division 7 indigenousD
Division 8 indigenousK
C. R. Hand, Contributions to the flora of Cyprus I. in Willdenowia 30. 2000, D. G. Hadjikyriakou, Symvoli sti meleti tis chloridas tis Kyprou 11. in Dasoponos 37. 2008, E. J. Chrtek & B. Slavík, Contribution to the flora of Cyprus. 4 in Fl. Medit. 10. 2001, F. M. N. El Hadidi, The genus Zygophyllum in Egypt in Bot. Not. 131. 1978, G. R. D. Meikle, Flora of Cyprus 1. 1977, H. B. Slavík, V. Jarolímová & J. Chrtek, Chromosome counts of some plants from Cyprus. 2 in Acta Univ. Carol., Biol. 46. 2002, I. G. Alziar, Compte rendu du 4ème Iter Mediterraneum in Bocconea 11. 2000, J. G. Kamari, F. Felber & F. Garbari, Mediterranean chromosome number report - 4 in Fl. Medit. 4. 1994, K. Șekerciler, F. & Ketenoğlu, O., Flora of north dunes of Karpaz National Park (Cyprus) in Biol. Diversity Conservation 4: 189-203. 2011

Altitudinal range

0 mL
L. R. D. Meikle, Flora of Cyprus 1. 1977