A new species of Minuartia (Caryophyllaceae) from northwestern Anatolia, Turkey

Koc M., Aksoy A., HAMZAOĞLU E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.35, no.4, pp.337-341, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/bot-1009-96
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Page Numbers: pp.337-341


Minuartia turcica M.Koc (Caryophyllaceae) is described as a new species of sect. Minuartia. The specimens were collected from the village of Yukariciftlik in the district of Safranbolu (Karabuk Province, Turkey). The new species is similar to Minuartia leucocephaloides, but the differences between the 2 species are discussed in this paper. Descriptions and illustrations are given, as is information on the distribution and conservation status of the new species.