A new species of Gypsophila and a new name for Silene (Caryophyllaceae) from Turkey

Hamzaoglu E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.36, no.2, pp.135-139, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/bot-1012-112
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Page Numbers: pp.135-139


Gypsophila turcica Hamzaoglu is described as a new species. The specimen was collected from gypsaceous hills, at an altitude between 1755 and 1835 m from Zara District (Sivas Province). The new species is similar to Gypsophila festucifolia Hub.-Mor. The differences between these 2 taxa are discussed. Moreover, Silene choruhensis Hamzaoglu nom. nova should replace S. ispirensis A.P.Khokhr. 1997, which is an illegitimate name as a younger homonym of S. ispirensis Boiss. 1856.