Scrophularia vernalis: a new species record for Turkey, and its comparison with S. chrysantha (Scrophulariaceae)


UZUNHİSARCIKLI M. E. , Guner E. , ÖZBEK F. , EKİCİ M.

PHYTOTAXA, vol.397, no.1, pp.91-98, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 397 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/phytotaxa.397.1.9
  • Title of Journal : PHYTOTAXA
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-98
  • Keywords: Pollen, Scrophularia, seed morphology, taxonomy, Anatolia, VERBASCUM SCROPHULARIACEAE, POLLEN MORPHOLOGY, SEEDS

Abstract

Scrophularia vernalis (Scrophulariaceae) is recorded from Artvin province (NE of Turkey), which constitutes its first record for the Turkish flora. In this study, an expanded morphological description, geographical distribution, habitat characteristics and ecological features of the species are shown with illustrative figures. Moreover, the pollen and seed morphological characteristics of S. vernalis are determined for the first time and compared with the closely related species S. chrysantha. With this species, the total number of the Scrophularia taxa in Turkey is now 77.