Jurinea cataonica subsp. mardinensis subsp. nov. (Asteraceae) from southeast Anatolia, Turkey

Authors

  • Bekir Doğan,

  • Ahmet Duran,

  • Meryem Öztürk


B. Doğan (bdogan@selcuk.edu.tr), Dept of Science Education, A. K. Education Faculty, Selcuk Univ., TR-42090 Meram-Konya, Turkey. – A. Duran, Dept of Biology Education, A. K. Education Faculty, Selcuk Univ., TR-42090 Meram-Konya, Turkey. – M. Öztürk, Dept of Biology Education, A. K. Education Faculty, Selcuk Univ., TR-42090 Meram-Konya, Turkey.

Abstract

A new subspecies, Jurinea cataonica Boiss. & Hausskn. subsp. mardinensis B. Doğan & A. Duran (Asteraceae), is described and illustrated from Anatolia, Turkey. The subspecies grows on abandoned fields in the Bakirkiri place (C8 Mardin Province) in southeastern Anatolia. It is morphologically similar to J. cataonica subsp. cataonica. Diagnostic morphological characters between these closely similar taxa are discussed and arranged in a key. Ecology and conservation status of the subspecies is also presented. In addition, the geographical distributions of the new subspecies and other related species are given.

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