Ranunculus aydogdui (Ranunculaceae), a new species from Turkey


KARAMAN ERKUL S., TEKŞEN M., DUMAN H.

NORDIC JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.39, no.1, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/njb.02980
  • Title of Journal : NORDIC JOURNAL OF BOTANY

Abstract

Ranunculus aydogdui sp. nov. is described from Tuz Golu (Salt Lake), Aksaray, Turkey. It is compared to three similar species, R. flammula, R. pulchellus var. pulchellus and R. indivisus and it is found that R. aydogdui is distinguished from them e.g. by having tuber roots. A comprehensive description, ecology, distribution map, detailed photographs, pollen morphology and comparison of the new species with closely related species are provided. The new species is assessed as Critically Endangered (CR) following IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.