Newly recorded for the vascular flora of Lebanon: Ferula biverticellata
During surveys in 2020 on the Lebanese western slopes of Mount Hermon, we detected Ferula biverticellata J.Thiébaut, which is new to the flora of Lebanon. The species has a distribution extending from Mount Hermon, the Golan, and the Hauran in South Syria to the Negev and Transjordan. We discuss the range of this southern Levantine element, its presence in Lebanon, and its conservation status. This resource shows the occurrences of the specimen collected.
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Western slopes of Mount Hermon in Lebanon
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [33.17, 35.557], North East [33.514, 36.074]|
All vascular plants were identified to the species level.
|Start Date / End Date||2020-06-01 / 2021-08-31|
Project to map and assess the diversity of the western slopes of Mount Hermon between 2019 and 2020.
|Title||Mapping habitats and plant diversity in the Lebanese side of Mount Hermon|
|Identifier||O-LIFE contribution number SA 15-2022|
|Funding||The project was supported by the National Council for Scientific Research in Lebanon (CNRS-L) and Observatoire Libano-Francais de l'Environnement (O-LIFE)|
|Study Area Description||Mount Hermon, known in Arabic as Jabal al-Shaykh, is the second highest mountain in the Levant. The western slopes were explored.|
The personnel involved in the project:
Botanical exploration to study vascular plant species.
|Study Extent||The western slopes of Mount Hermon located in Lebanon.|
|Quality Control||The collected specimens have been deposited at the Post Herbarium in the American University of Beirut (BEI).|
Method step description:
- Botanical exploration, assess plant diversity, describe and map natural habitat, record geographic coordinates, take sample from species of interest.
|Collection Name||Hicham El Zein collection in Lebanon deposited at Post Herbarium in Beirut|
|Parent Collection Identifier||BEI|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried and pressed|