Morphological and molecular evidence of Turkish Minuartiella species (Caryophyllaceae), with a desciption of a new species and a proposal for a new combination


PHYTOTAXA, vol.409, no.3, pp.161-171, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 409 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/phytotaxa.409.3.4
  • Journal Name: PHYTOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-171
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The genus Minuartiella comprises four species distributed in the E-Mediterranean region and SW-Asia. Some interesting specimens belonging to the genus where collected from Burdur province (Turkey). On the basis of macro- and micromprhological analyses, as well as molecular data, a new species-Minuartiella serpentinicola sp. nov.-and a new combination-Minuartiella xantalyensis comb. nov.-are proposed in the present paper. A detailed description of the new species as well as pictures, distribution map, habitat, and IUCN category are also provided. A diagnostic key of Mnuartiella species is provided.