Polygala turcica (Polygalaceae), a new species from E Turkey, and a new identification key to Turkish Polygala


DÖNMEZ A. A. , AYDIN Z. U. , IŞIK S.

WILLDENOWIA, vol.45, no.3, pp.429-434, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3372/wi.45.45309
  • Title of Journal : WILLDENOWIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.429-434

Abstract

Polygala turcica Donmez & Ugurlu (Polygalaceae) is described and illustrated as a new species from Kars province in E Turkey. It is similar to P. peshmenii Eren & al., but is clearly isolated from the other species of Polygala sect. Polygala with respect to habit and morphological characters. Morphology, including that of pollen, is discussed with respect to taxonomic value. The conservation status of the new species is assessed. A new identification key is provided for all Polygala species known from Turkey.