Scorzonera ahmet-duranii sp nov (Asteraceae) from southwest Anatolia, and its phylogenetic position

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

NORDIC JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.30, no.1, pp.2-11, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1756-1051.2011.01235.x
  • Title of Journal : NORDIC JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2-11


Scorzonera ahmet-duranii S. Makbul & Coskuncelebi sp. nov. (Asteraceae) is described and illustrated as a new species endemic to Turkey. It is morphologically similar to S. semicana DC., but differs by its rootstock, deeply undulating basal leaves and glabrous achenes. Additionally, the size and micro-morphological properties of achenes and some anatomical traits of the leaf and stem are helpful in distinguishing these closely related taxa. A phylogenetic analysis based on nrDNA ITS sequence data showed that S. semicana is the sister species of the new taxon presented in this study.