Gundelia cappadocica (Asteraceae); a new lactiferous species from Cappadocia (Kapadokya) Turkey, belonging to G. subg. Gundelia sect. Komagenenses

Fırat M.

Acta Biologica Turcica, vol.34, no.3, pp.128-139, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Acta Biologica Turcica
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.128-139
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Gundelia cappadocica Fırat sp. nov., is described as a new species and illustrated from Cappadocia

(Kapadokya) region of Turkey. From the morphological point of view, G. cappadocica appears to be similar to G.

komagenensis and G. vitekii, but from which it differs in several morphological features including general habit, plant

indumentum, colour of corolla externally and internally, size of fruit complex (disseminule). A comprehensive

description of this species are provided, including detailed photographs, geographical distribution, habitat and ecology,

vernacular name, ethnobotanical usage, including section and IUCN conservation status.