Brotherella and Encalypta species new to Turkey, Mediterranean and Southwest Asia

Batan N., Jia Y., Ozdemir T., Alatas M.

PLANT BIOSYSTEMS, vol.150, no.3, pp.436-441, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 150 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/11263504.2014.986247
  • Journal Name: PLANT BIOSYSTEMS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.436-441
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The genus Brotherella Loeske ex Fleisch., B. erythrocaulis (Mitt.) Fleisch. (Sematophyllaceae) and Encalypta pilifera Funck in Sturm (Encalyptaceae) were reported for the first time from Turkey. These are also new records for the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Southwest Asia. The record of B. erythrocaulis is from Artvin region (Turkey), and that of E. pilifera is based on collections from Afyon, Burdur, Igdir and Izmir regions (Turkey). Descriptions, illustrations, geographic distribution, diagnostic characters of the species and comparisons with morphologically similar taxa are presented.