Minuartia hamzaoglui (Caryophyllaceae), a new species from Turkey

Koc M., Aksoy A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.37, no.3, pp.428-433, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/bot-1112-30
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Page Numbers: pp.428-433


Minuartia hamzaoglui M.Koc & Aksoy (Caryophyllaceae) is described as a new species of sect. Minuartia in Turkey. The specimens were collected from Mount Erciyes (Kayseri). The new species is related to Minuartia erythrosepala (Boiss.) Hand.-Mazz. var. erythrosepala. M. hamzaoglui is an endemic species which has a distribution in Central Anatolia. The differences between the species are discussed. Description, distribution, illustration, and conservation status of the new species are given. Seed structures were examined by scanning electron microscopy.