Dipsacus gmelinii (Caprifoliaceae), a wetland species new to the Bulgarian flora


  • Georgi Kunev Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Biology, Department of Botany, Sofia, Bulgaria https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3172-8518
  • Ivan Kostadinov Sliven, Bulgaria
  • Daniela Karakasheva Pesrsina Nature Park Directorate, Belene, Bulgaria


new record, wetland flora, Belene, Natura 2000, Danube River, disjunct occurrence


Dipsacus gmelinii is here reported as a new addition to the vascular flora of Bulgaria. It was recorded on Belene Island, in the Danube River. In the present paper, the species is described morphologically with an emphasis on carpomorphological characters. The distinctive differences from related species of the genus are also highlighted. Additionally, ecological conditions and floristic composition at the localities of the species, and phytosociological relationships of the communities in which it participates are discussed.


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Author Biography

Georgi Kunev, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Biology, Department of Botany, Sofia, Bulgaria

Teaching assistant in Plant Systematics, Department of Botany, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria.


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How to Cite

Kunev, G., Kostadinov, I., & Karakasheva, D. (2024). Dipsacus gmelinii (Caprifoliaceae), a wetland species new to the Bulgarian flora. Hacquetia, 23(1), 145–150. Retrieved from https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/hacquetia/article/view/11660