Galium ovitdaghense sp nov (Rubiaceae: Rubioideae) from northeastern Turkey


NORDIC JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.36, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/njb.01597
  • Title of Journal : NORDIC JOURNAL OF BOTANY


A new species of Galium section Orientigalium, G. ovitdaghense Dakn, is described and illustrated from Rize province, northeast Anatolia. The new species is similar to three Turkish Galium species, namely G. basalticum, G. membranaceum and G. shepardii. However, it is distinguished from these species by its oblanceolate-oblong leaves with minutely antrorsely papillate-denticulate margins, pinkish, infundibular corollas, ovate-oblong, long-acuminate corolla lobes and broadly reniform, subpapillate mericarps.