Plant Ecology and Evolution 144(1): 111-114, doi: 10.5091/plecevo.2011.423
A new taxon of the genus Salvia (Lamiaceae) from Turkey
expand article infoFerhat Celep, Ahmet Kahraman, Musa Dogan
‡ Nevsehir Hacı Bektaş University, Nevşehir, Turkiye
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Background and aims – Turkey is one of the major centers of diversity for Salvia, with 97 species of which 54% are endemic. The aims of this study are to give detailed taxonomical, morphological and ecological accounts of S. cadmica and S. smyrnaea. Methods – Based on herbarium studies and field observations, numerical and morphological studies have been conducted on the taxa. Key results – The main morphological characters such as calyx structure, shape, colour, size and corolla colour are diagnostic. Additionally, pollen and nutlet characteristics provide taxonomically distinctive characters for the taxa. Conclusion – The new variety S. cadmica var. bozkirensis from Turkey is described. Amended and expanded descriptions, with notes on distribution, phenology, ecology, palynology and nutlet features of the taxa are given.