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New record of vascular plant for the flora of Saudi Arabia:Celtis toka (Forssk.) Hepper and Wood, Cannabaceae
Mohammed Musa Alfaifi1, Abdul Wali Al-KhulaidiiD2,3*,  Abdullah AlAklabi4,  Abdul Nasser Al-Gifri5,6,  Eisa Ali Al-Al Faify7
1Agricultural Development Fund, Faifa, Saudi Arabia
2Faculty of Science and Arts, Albaha University, Baljurashi, Saudi Arabia
3Agricultural Research & Extension Authority, Taiz, Yemen
4Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Bisha, Bisha 61922,PO. Box: 551, Saudi Arabia 5Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia
6Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Aden, Yemen
7Academic Institute in Faifa, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding author

A new species of Celtis toka (Family Cannabaceae) from Faifa, Saudi Arabia is described and illustrated. Morphological descriptions with a distribution map and photograph of the species were provided. Celtis toka is only recorded from West and Middle of the Sahel region and East Tropical Africa to Yemen in Arabian Peninsula. This record conceded as the second locations for the Arabian Peninsula.

Keywords: Arabian Peninsula,Cannabaceae,Celtis toka,Flora,New record
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Alfaifi, M. M., Al-Khulaidi, A. W.,  AlAklabi, A.,  Al-Gifri, A. N.,  Al-Al Faify, E. A., 2021. New record of vascular plant for the flora of Saudi Arabia: Celtis toka (Forssk.) Hepper and Wood, Cannabaceae.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 8(7): 1-6. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2021.807.001