Bolanthus turcicus (Caryophyllaceae), a new species from Turkey

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PhytoKeys, vol.52, no.1, pp.81-88, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3897/phytokeys.52.4479
  • Title of Journal : PhytoKeys
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-88
  • Keywords: Anatolia, Bolanthus, New species, Taxonomy


A new species Bolanthus turcicus Koç & Hamzaoğlu, sp. nov. was discovered on Hasan Mountain (Turkey, Aksaray province) where it grows on volcanic stony slopes and alpine steppe. its description, images, chorology and ecology, and threat category are provided in this article. It was compared with a closely related species, Bolanthus minuartioides (Jaub. & Spach) Hub.-Mor., B. huber-morathii C.Simon, B. spergulifolius (Jaub. & Spach) Hub.-Mor., B. frankenioides (Boiss) Bark., B. mevlanae Aytaç based on its general morphology and seed micromorphology.