|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||Submitted|
|Authors:||Alzahrani, D.Ahmed, Albokhari E.Jameel|
|Journal:||Saudi Journal of Biological SciencesSaudi Journal of Biological Sciences|
|Keywords:||New variety, New variety combination, Saudi Arabia, Taxonomy, Tetraena, Zygophyllaceae, Zygophyllum|
During 2013–2014, fresh material of Tetraena alba was collected from two localities in Saudi Arabia. Detailed morphological examination of these specimens revealed that there is a new variety of this species, for which the name T. alba var. arabica is proposed. Fresh material of Zygophyllum amblyocarpum was also collected from a different locality, and based on its characteristics is transferred to Tetraena with the new combination T. alba var. amblyocarpa. T. alba and its varieties are illustrated and morphological characters supplied to differentiate among them.