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A CONTRIBUTION TO THE FLORA OF ALAMUT AREA, QAZVIN ,IRAN

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 Start Page 111 | End Page 125

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 Alamut area with an area of 170461 ha is located at the north-eastern of QAZVIN province. All of the region is mounthainous. The lowest and the highest of the area vries from 658 to 4175 meters. For the first time plants of this region were collected and identificated during 1998-2007. The aim of this research was to identify the plant species, introducing the FLORA determination of the LIFE FORMS, and geographical distribution of plants in ALAMUT area. Results showed that a total 782 species is known from the area, that belong to 86 families and 452 genera. Among them 1 pteridophyta, 108 Monocotyledones and 673 Dicotyledones were identified.Asteraceae with 110, Papilionaceae with 83, Poaceae with 73, Lamiaceae with 68 and Apiaceae with 53 species were the families with the highest number of species.27 families only only one genera and one species. Hemicryptophyta with 418 species (53.45%), Throphyta with 215 species (27.49%), Geophyta with 46 species (5.89%), Chumuephyta with 37 species (4.73%) and Phanrophyta with 53 species (6.77%) are the LIFE FORMS in the area. From the view point of regional elements plants of this region include: 46.04% IRANo-Touranian, 6/39% cosmmopolit, 0.51% Euro-Siberian and others are ploriregional.29% of species are medicinal and aromatic plants. Moluccella laevis is a rare specie in QAZVIN province limited to a small area. Lathyrus ALAMUTensis is a new species is described separactly.

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