Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2004): Supplement 2:
2nd International Congress on Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica
Iranian endemic phanerogams
Emami S.A., Aghazari F.
1Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy, Mashhad, Iran 2Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Isfahan, Iran
To be extended as 1648000 Km2, Iran has a widely varied climate; it is a habitat for very different plant species.
Nearly 190 families of vascular plants are found in this country, totally containing 8500- 9500 species, the endemic plants being relatively numerous.
Considering the inevitable importance of plants identification, a complete index of the endemic species of Phanerogams in Iran is listed. The previously mentioned species are ordered according to Cronquist’s classification system. The volume number and the page number of the reliable references containing the under survey species monographs are mentioned below the species name.
According to the fact that plants are growing exclusive in Iran, it will be worthy to do research on them from different aspects and the results can be presented in the form of important international articles.
It should be mentioned that the present article refers to 1922 species belonging to 328 genera and 57 plant families, while all of them are belonging to Iranian Phanerogams.
It seems that this article gives a detailed and accurate list of endemic Phanerogams of Iran, which are known up to the end of the 20th century.
We hope that the researchers of our country on doing separate scientific studies on different aspects of the above-mentioned plants will open a new horizon to the advancement of our science, showing the value of such treasure to the world.