Alyssum amasianum (Brassicaceae), a new species from North Anatolia, Turkey


Karabacak O., DURAN A., Celik M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.40, no.4, pp.402-411, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/bot-1508-2
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.402-411
  • Keywords: Alyssum, Alysseae, Cruciferae, SEM, Turkey, PHYLOGENETIC-RELATIONSHIPS, TRIBE, CRUCIFERAE, DATABASE, GENERA

Abstract

Herein a new species, Alyssum amasianum, is described and illustrated from North Anatolia. The new species is very similar to A. hirsutum subsp. caespitosum but differs in the shape and indumentum of leaves, trichome type of the fruits, and margin of the seeds. The ecology, biogeography, and conservation status of the new species are discussed. The leaf, fruit, and seed surface micromorphology of A. amasianum, A. hirsutum subsp. caespitosum, A. hirsutum subsp. hirsutum, A. strigosum subsp. strigosum, and A. xanthocarpum were also examined by scanning electron microscope.