Research on the Compositae on the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra

The Compositae (Asteraceae) are one of the largest vascular plant families on the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. Investigation and classification of their diversity, and providing the tools for their identification is an ongoing project. Treatments of the family are being produced for the "Flora of Oman" and the "Flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra".

 

Publications

Kilian N 2010: Dicoma chatanensis sp. nov. (Compositae) from Yemen, and notes on the other species of Dicomeae on the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. – Nordic J. Bot. 28: 58-64.  doi:10.1111/j.1756-1051.2009.00487.x

Kilian N. & Gemeinholzer P. 2007: Studies in the Compositae of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra – 7. Erythroseris, a new genus and the previously unknown sister group of Cichorium (Cichorieae subtribe Cichoriinae). – Willdenowia 37: 283-296. doi:10.3372/wi.37.37117.

Kilian N., Hein P. & Hubaishan M. A. 2004: Filago abyssinica, Pulicaria nivea; Psiadia incana.  – In: Id. (ed.), Further notes on the flora of the southern coastal mountains of Yemen. – Willdenowia 34: 170, 174. doi:10.3372/wi.34.34114

Kilian N., Hein P. & Hubaishan M. A. 2002: Compositae. – . – Willdenowia 32: 252-254.

Smalla, M. 2000: Studies in the Compositae of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra – 6. The Hypochaeridinae (Lactuceae) in the Arabian Peninsula. – Willdenowia 30: 315-337.

Kilian N. & Miller A. G. 2000: Studies in the Compositae of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra – 5. Distephanus qazmi (Vernonieae, Gymnantheminae), a remarkable new species from the island of Socotra, Yemen. – Willdenowia 30: 83-91.

King-Jones S. 1999: Studies in the Compositae of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra – 4. The Arabian species of Pluchea (Compositae, Plucheeae). – Willdenowia 29: 203-220.

King-Jones S. & Kilian N. 1999: Studies in the Compositae of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra – 3. Pluchea aromatica Balf.f. from Socotra is actually a Pulicaria species (Inuleae). – Willdenowia 29: 197-202.

Kilian N. & Hein P. 1999: Studies in the Compositae of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra – 2. Pulicaria samhanensis sp. nova (Inuleae) from Dhofar and notes on other S Arabian species of the genus. – Willdenowia 29: 187-196.

Kilian N. 1999: Studies in the Compositae of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra – 1. Pulicaria gamal-eldinae sp. nova (Inuleae) bridges the gap between Pulicaria and former Sclerostephane (now P. sect. Sclerostephane). Willdenowia 29: 167-185.