Vascular plant flora and phytogeography of the southern governorates of Yemen

In contrast to the northern governorates, no Flora is available so far for the southern governorates of Yemen: Lahj, Aden, Abyan, Shabwa, Hadhramout and Al-Mahra. Diversity and distribution of their vascular plants are much less known, in spite of the significance of the flora of the southern governorates for the understanding of the phytogeography of the entire region. Research in the frame of a Yemeni-German cooperation therefore aims at inventoring this flora, clarifying phytogeographical relationships and finally leading to a vascular plant Flora for or also covering the southern governorates.


Kilian N 2009: Dicoma chatanensis sp. nov. (Compositae) from Yemen, and notes on the other species of Dicomeae on the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. – Nordic J. Bot. 27.  doi:10.1111/j.1756-1051.2009.00487.x

Kilian N., Kürschner H. & Hein P. 2006: Euphorbia greuteri (Euphorbiaceae), a new single-spined succulent from the foothills of Jabal Urays, Abyan, Yemen. – Willdenowia 36 (1-Special Issue): 441-446. doi:10.3372/wi.36.36141

Kilian N., Hein P. & Hubaishan M. A. (ed.) 2004: Further notes on the flora of the southern coastal mountains of Yemen. – Willdenowia 34: 159-182. doi:10.3372/wi.34.34114

Kilian N., Hein P. & Bahah S. O. 2002: A new species of Campylanthus (Scrophulariaceae) from Ras Fartak, Al-Mahra, and notes on other species of the genus in Yemen. – Willdenowia 32: 271-279.

Kilian N., Hein P. & Hubaishan M. A. 2002: New and noteworthy records for the flora of Yemen, chiefly of Hadhramout and Al-Mahra. – Willdenowia 32: 239-269.

Kilian N. & Hubaishan M. A. 2002: Tephrosia dura, Leguminosae. – Curtis's Bot. Mag. 19: 241-246.

El-Mashjary M. S., Hein P. & Kilian N. 2001: The endangered fan palm Livistona carinensis in Yemen. – Yemeni J. Sci. 3(1): 21-25.

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.