Scrophularia clematidifolia: an enigmatic species from Turkey and its comparison with Scrophularia scopolii var. nusairiensis (Scrophulariaceae)


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

BOTANY LETTERS, vol.164, no.2, pp.129-134, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 164 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/23818107.2017.1306805
  • Journal Name: BOTANY LETTERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-134
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Scrophularia clematidifolia (Scrophulariaceae) has been rediscovered in Hatay, Turkey. It is closely related to Scrophularia scopolii var. nusairiensis, but it clearly differs from the other species in terms of leaves, inflorescence and fruit features. A taxonomic description, some photographs of the species, geographical distribution and habitat features are given. Additionally, seed macro-micromorphology and pollen characteristics of S. clematidifolia are compared with the close relative species using light microscopy (LM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).