Bornmuellerantha alshehbaziana (Orobanchaceae), a New Species from Turkey

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Donmez A. A., MUTLU B.

NOVON, vol.20, no.3, pp.265-267, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3417/2008110
  • Journal Name: NOVON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.265-267
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Bornmutellerantha alshehbaziana Donmez & Mutlu (Orobanchaceae), a hemiparasitic plant from Cigdem Mountain, An Province, Turkey, is described and illustrated. It is the second species in the previously monospecific Bornmuellerantha Rothm. Morphological comparison and distinguishing characters are given. The new species is a smaller plant, has smaller flowers, and is found on high mountain slopes, in comparison to the generitype, B. aucheri (Boiss.) Bothm Bornmuellerantha alshehbaziana is also contrasted with species of the related genus Odontites Ludw. The IUCN Red List category of Critically Endangered (CR) is proposed for the new species.