Tragopogon turcicus sp nov (Asteraceae) from Turkey and its phylogenetic position

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Gultepe M., ÇOŞKUNÇELEBİ K., Makbul S., Saglam C.

NORDIC JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.33, no.5, pp.540-547, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/njb.00851
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.540-547
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


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