Plant Diversity ›› 2015, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (05): 572-576.

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The Flora of Siahrude Rudbar Protected Area, Northern Iran

 Ataei-e  jaliseh Somayeh   

  1. Department of Biology, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran
  • Received:2015-01-16 Online:2015-09-25 Published:2015-03-18


The vascular flora of the Siahrude Rudbar protected area was investigated in the years 2007 and 2008. It is a sylvatic area in the Guilan province with a total area of approximately 28289 hectares. A total of 711 plant specimens were collected and 616 species, subspecies, and varieties, belonging to 373 genera and 101 families were identified. Of these, 14 species (23%) are endemic to Iran. The documented flora exhibited many typically Hyrcanian species, including Hyrcanian endemics. The global phytogeographical affinities of the species were as follows: EuroSiberian 212%, IranTuranian & EuroSiberian 168%, Pluriregional 117%, IranTuranian 106%, and Cosmopolite 55%.

Key words: Floristic survey, Iran, Guilan province, Hyrcanian phytogeographic province