Muscari muglaensis (Asparagaceae, Scilloideae), a new species from southwestern Anatolia


PHYTOTAXA, vol.475, no.4, pp.267-278, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 475 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/phytotaxa.475.4.4
  • Journal Name: PHYTOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-278
  • Keywords: Mugla, new taxon, Sandras, taxonomy, Turkey
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


A new species, Muscari muglaensis Eker, H.Duman & Yildirim sp. nov. (Asparagaceae) from Turkey, is described and illustrated. It is morphologically similar to M. weissii, M. comosum, M. cycladicum and M. elmasii, but differs mainly by its large bulbs and fruit structure from M. weissii and M. comosum, and long pedicels of fertile flowers and transversely growing raceme in fruit fromM cycladicum andM elmasii. In this study, a comprehensive description, diagnostic characters, original photographs, detailed illustration, geographical distribution, conservation assessment, identification key, observations, and taxonomic comments on the new species are presented.