A New Species of the Genus Lagochilus (Lamiaceae) from Khorassan–Kopet Dagh Floristic Province

  • Amin Zeraatkar
  • Farrokh Ghahremaninejad
  • Mohammad Reza Joharchi
Keywords: Iran, Irano-Turanian area, Khorassan-Kopet Dagh floristic province, Lagochilus, Lamiaceae, Turkmenistan


A new species of the genus Lagochilus Bunge ex Benth. from Iran and Turkmenistan, Lagochilus khorassanicus Zeraatkar, F. Ghahrem. & Joharchi, is described and illustrated here. The new species most closely resembles L. schugnanicus Knorring of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the mountain ranges of Central Asia. It is easily differentiated from other species of the Flora Iranica area by the bracteole morphology and number of flowers in verticillasters. A key to the species of that area and a distribution map of the new species and its relatives are provided.