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In this short communication we reported a new fern for Montenegro - Botrychium matricariifolium (Döll) A. Braun ex W.D.J. Koch, known as chamomile grape-fern. Up to now, the only Botrychium species in the flora of Montenegro was B. lunaria, typical for montane to alpine grasslands and meadows. One individual of B. matricariifolium was found in a forest opening on the Mountain Babji zub. B. matricariifolium was accompanied by numerous individuals of B. lunaria.  These species are clearly distinguished by the lamina, which is in B. matricariifolium 2-pinnatifid, while in B.lunariais 1-pinnate with trapezoid to flabellate pinnae. Although chamonile grapefern has a large range of distribution, it is everywhere a rare species that has some kind of protection status in the most European countries. In order to define the protection status of the species in Montenegro, further investigation is needed.


Botrychium ferns Montenegro

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Danijela Stesevic, University of Montenegro

Biology department

Christian Berg, Karl-Franzens-University Graz

Institute of Plant Sciences,
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Stesevic, D., & Berg, C. (2015). Botrychium matricariifolium, a new fern species for the flora of Montenegro. Acta Botanica Croatica, 74(1). Retrieved from

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