Online ISSN : 1348-7019
Print ISSN : 0011-4545
Determination of Chromosome Number of Kuwaiti Flora I
G. A. MalallahG. Brown
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1999 Volume 64 Issue 2 Pages 181-196


This paper deals with the chromosome numbers (somatic or sporophytic and gametic) of some wild species of the Kuwaiti flora. All species were collected from the wild except Plantago lanceolata, which was cultivated. Some values are reported for the first time. The species and their respective chromosome numbers are as follows : Anthemis deserti 2n=18, Atractylis carduus 2n=20, Calendula arvensis 2n=36, 44, Koelpinia linearis 2n=54, 36, Launaea capitata 2n=18, L. mucronata 2n=16, Picris babylonica 2n=10, Reichardia tingitana 2n=16, Senecio glaucus 2n=20, Sonchus oleraceus 2n=32, Astragalus hauarensis 2n=48, A. schimperi 2n=16, Lotus halophilus 2n=14, 28, Medicago laciniata 2n=16, Plantago amplexicaulis 2n=10, P. boissieri 2n=10, P. ciliata2n = 10, P. coronopus 2n= 10, P. lanceolata 2n= 12, P. ovata 2n =8. Karyotype analysis of P. babylonica, R. tingitana, P. boissieri, and P. ciliata is shown.

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