A new subspecies of Centaurea cassia (Asteraceae) from Turkey

Dinc M., DURAN A., Bilgili B.

BIOLOGIA, vol.64, no.5, pp.898-901, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.2478/s11756-009-0172-x
  • Title of Journal : BIOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.898-901


A new subspecies in sect. Jacea (Mill.) DC., Centaurea cassia Boiss. subsp. dumanii M. Din double dagger, A. Duran & B. Bilgili subsp. nov., collected by the authors from South Anatolia, is described and illustrated. The new subspecies is restricted to Abies cilicica (Ant. & Kotschy) Carr. subsp. cilicica forest above Goller YaylasA +/- (C6 Adana-Kozan). Diagnostic morphological characters from C. cassia subsp. cassia are discussed. The ecology, biogeography and conservation status of the new taxon are also presented.