Tragopogon davutii-turanii: a new species of Tragopogon from Anatolia

Gültepe M., MAKBUL S., GÜZEL M. E., Türker Z., ÇOŞKUNÇELEBİ K.

Nordic Journal of Botany, vol.2024, no.3, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2024 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/njb.04178
  • Journal Name: Nordic Journal of Botany
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Geobase, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Anatolia, Cichorieae, nrDNA ITS, Tragopogon abbreviatus, Tragopogon coelesyriacus
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A new salsify species, Tragopogon davutii-turanii, is described from Anatolia based on micro-/macro-morphological and molecular evidence. The new species is morphologically similar to T. vvedenskyi and T. abbreviatus, but differs from T. vvedenskyi mainly in ligule colour and from T. abbreviatus by achene characters and number of phyllaries. In contrast to morphological similarities, based on the phylogenetic tree obtained from nrDNA ITS sequences T. davutii-turanii is closely related to T. stenophyllus and T. coelesyriacus. Diagnostic characters, description, and conservation status of the new species, as well as micro- and macro-morphological features of its achenes and pollen grains, are provided.