New herb species from Romania

Main report: Discovery! New plant species in Romania
(Birdlife)

Scientific Paper: Pytotaxa   
Species named for: Scythia Minor (Greek)
Categories: New Species | Plants

The new discovery is a member of the Apiaceae family – a large family of mostly aromatic flowering plants, counting more than 3,700 species and including culinary favourites such as celery, carrot, parsley, coriander, cumin, dill and fennel.  The new species is endemic to Romania, with plant from Romania very small population (172 individuals in 2015) restricted to a few steppe grassland enclaves within Dumbrăveni Forest Nature Reserve.

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