Sideritis syriaca subsp. nusairiensis and Thymus sipyleus in Mount Lebanon
Investigations carried out during 2019 on the vascular flora of Jabal Akroum, the northernmost part of the Mount Lebanon range near the Syrian border, yielded two new records of Lamiaceae species for the flora of Lebanon: Sideritis syriaca subsp. nusairiensis (Post) Hub.-Mor. and Thymus sipyleus Boiss. We present findings on the distribution and ecology of these species as well as their conservation status at the national level in accordance with International Union for the Conservation of Nature guidelines. We also report on the natural habitats of Jabal Akroum. Citation of the published article on Check List: El Zein H, Pouzoulet A (2021) New occurrences for the flora of Lebanon: Sideritis syriaca subsp. nusairiensis (Post) Hub.-Mor. (Lamiaceae) and Thymus sipyleus Boiss. (Lamiaceae) and consideration on their distribution, natural habitats, and conservation status. Check List 17 (1): 000–000. https://doi.org/10.15560/17.1.000
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Akkar; endemism; Lamiaceae; Red List; Eastern Mediterranean; Observation
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Jabal Akroum constitutes the northernmost mountain of the Mount Lebanon range
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [34.5, 36.25], North East [34.67, 36.44]|
Two plant species of the family Lamiaceae.
|Species||Thymus sipyleus Boiss. (Mount Sipylus thyme)|
|Subspecies||Sideritis syriaca subsp. nusairiensis (Post) Hub.-Mor. (Syrian ironwort)|
|Start Date / End Date||2019-11-01 / 2020-09-01|
Botanical exploration of Jabal Aroum.
|Title||Exploration of Jabal Akroum (Akkar)|
|Study Area Description||Jabal Akroum constitutes the northernmost mountain of the Mount Lebanon range.|
The personnel involved in the project:
Botanical exploration aiming at locating various plant species with geographic coordinates and mapping them.
|Study Extent||Entire site of Jabal Akroum|
Method step description:
- Exploration, locate plant species, describe habitat, record geographic coordinates, take sample from interesting species.
|Collection Name||Hicham El Zein collection in Lebanon deposited at Post Herbarium in Beirut|
|Parent Collection Identifier||BEI|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried and pressed|