Tragopogon turcica (Asteraceae); a new species from Turkey and its phylogenetic position

25 February 2015

Gültepe, Mutlu

Tragopogon turcica Coskunç., M.Gultepe & Makbul, a new diploid species (2n=2x=12) is described and illustrated from Kızıldağ National Park (Isparta), south-west Anatolia. It is morphologically similar to T. oligolepis Hartvig & Strid endemic to Turkey. Diagnostic characters, description, conservation status together with micro-macro morphological properties of achenes and pollen grains were given. Phylogenetic analysis based on nrDNA ITS sequence data indicated that T. oligolepis is the sister species with the new taxon.

Doi
10.1111/njb.00851