Tragopogon abbreviatus (Asteraceae): a little-known species inferred from morphological and molecular analysis

ÇOŞKUNÇELEBİ K., Gultepe M., Guzel M. E., MAKBUL S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.44, no.3, pp.269-282, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/bot-1911-38
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Geobase, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.269-282
  • Keywords: Cichorieae, lectotypification, nuclear sequence data, Tragopogon longirostris, T. porrifolius, Turkey, L. ASTERACEAE, TRANSCRIBED SPACER, TAXA
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Tragopogon porrifolius occurs in Turkey with 3 taxonomically confused subspecies: T. porrifolius subsp. eriospermus, T. porrifolius subsp. longirostris, and T. porrifolius subsp. abbreviatus. In the present paper, T. porrifolius subsp. abbreviatus endemic to Turkey is raised at specific level based on morphological and molecular analysis. After detailed assessment of original herbarium specimens and literature studies, we found that this name is not typified yet. Thus, a lectotype is provided together with an emended diagnosis; synonym, distribution snap, and conservation status for the first time. Additionally, a preliminary phylogenetic position of this little-known taxon is given on several newly sequenced data.