A new species of Galium (Rubiaceae) from Southwest Anatolia, Turkey


DAŞKIN R. , BAĞÇIVAN G.

PHYTOTAXA, vol.308, no.2, pp.267-274, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 308 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/phytotaxa.308.2.8
  • Title of Journal : PHYTOTAXA
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-274

Abstract

Galium cariense, a new species from serpentine scree in Denizli and Mugla provinces, SW Anatolia, Turkey, is here described and illustrated. The new species belongs to Galium section Kolgyda and is similar to G. bracteatum, G. penduliflorum and G. peplidifolium, from which it differs by its short, glabrous, reddish stems, small, ovate-oblong, equal cauline leaves, thyrsoid inflorescences, acute to obtuse corolla lobes and narrowly oblong, papillate mericarps. The diagnostic characters of G. cariense and related species are discussed. Moreover, ecology, conservation status and the geographical distribution of the new species are presented and its mericarp surface characteristics are investigated using scanning electron microscopy.