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Botrychium matricariifolium, a new fern species for the flora of Montenegro

Danijela Stešević
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  • Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Montenegro, Džordža Vašingtona bb, 81 000 Podgorica, Montenegro
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Published Online: 2015-04-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/botcro-2015-0014


In this short communication we report a new fern for Montenegro - Botrychium matricariifolium (Doll) A. Braun ex W.D.J. Koch, known as the chamomile grapefern. Up to now, the only Botrychium species in the flora of Montenegro was B. lunaria (L.) Sw., a typical species for montane to alpine grasslands and meadows. One individual of B. matricariifolium was found in a forest opening on the mountain Babji zub. B. matricariifolium was accompanied by numerous individuals of B. lunaria. These species are clearly distinguished by the lamina, which is in B. matricariifolium 2-pinnatifid, while in B. lunaria it is 1-pinnate with trapezoid to flabellate pinnae. Although chamonile grapefern has a large range of distribution, it is everywhere a rare species that has some kind of protection status in the most European countries. In order to define the protection status of the species in Montenegro, further investigation is needed.

Keywords : Botrychium; ferns; Montenegro


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Published Online: 2015-04-07

Published in Print: 2015-03-01

Citation Information: Acta Botanica Croatica, Volume 74, Issue 1, Pages 181–186, ISSN (Online) 0365-0588, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/botcro-2015-0014.

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