Document Type : Letter to editor


1 Centre for Natural Products Discovery (CNPD), School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, James Parsons Building, Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF, United Kingdom

2 Laboratory of Growth Regulators, Institute of Experimental Botany ASCR & Palacký University, Šlechtitelů 27, 78371 Olomouc, Czech Republic



 Arbutus pavarii Pamp. (fam. Ericaceae), commonly known as “Shmeri” or “Libyan Strawberry”, is an endemic Libyan medicinal plant, currently considered as an endangered species of shrub or tree (Kabiel et al., 2016), and has attracted public attention in relation to its conservation. The distribution of this important forage species of plant for honeybees to produce specific honey type is considerably confined to the Al-Akhdar mountainous region in Libya.


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