A new species of Acantholimon Boiss. (Plumbaginaceae) from Ankara, Turkey


DOGAN M., Akaydin G.

BOTANICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, vol.140, no.4, pp.443-448, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 140 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1095-8339.2002.00095.x
  • Title of Journal : BOTANICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.443-448

Abstract

Acantholimon anatolicum Dogan & Akaydin sp. nov. (Plumbaginaceae) is described and illustrated. The species grows on deep gypsum-rich sandy soil on eroded mountain slopes between Cayirhan and Nallihan in Ankara. Diagnostic morphological characters that discern it from closely related species are discussed and its conservation status is indicated. A revised key to Acantholimon species with dense terminal spikes and excurrent scapes is given for the species found in Turkey. (C) The Linnean Society of London.