Newly recorded for the vascular flora of Lebanon: Ferula biverticellata
Latest version published by Check List on 21 April 2023 Check List

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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Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Hicham El Zein

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Hicham El Zein

Who filled in the metadata:

Hicham El Zein

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Hicham El Zein
Geographic Coverage

Western slopes of Mount Hermon in Lebanon

Bounding Coordinates South West [33.17, 35.557], North East [33.514, 36.074]
Taxonomic Coverage

All vascular plants were identified to the species level.

Species  Ferula biverticellata
Temporal Coverage
Start Date / End Date 2020-06-01 / 2021-08-31
Project Data

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:

Principal Investigator
Hicham El Zein
Principal Investigator
Lamis Chalak
Principal Investigator
Safaa Baydoun
Sampling Methods

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:

  1. Botanical exploration, assess plant diversity, describe and map natural habitat, record geographic coordinates, take sample from species of interest.
Collection Data
Collection Name Hicham El Zein collection in Lebanon deposited at Post Herbarium in Beirut
Collection Identifier BEI-HELB
Parent Collection Identifier BEI
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed
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