A new taxonomic arrangement of the Asian genus Gundelia (Asteraceae), including two subgenera and two sections

Fırat M.

Acta Biologica Turcica, vol.34, no.2, pp.92-99, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Acta Biologica Turcica
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.92-99
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The recent taxonomical studies based on morphological data as well as ITS based

molecular data suggested that the genus Gundelia L. (Asteraceae) should be divided into two

subgenera; Gundelia L. subg. Gundelia (Type species: G. tournefortii) and Gundelia L. subg.

Anatolia Fırat subg. nov. (Type species: G. anatolica). Additionally, morphological data

suggest that there should be two sections within the subgenus Gundelia; Gundelia L.

subg. Gundelia sect. Gundelia (Type species: G. tournefortii) and Gundelia L. subg. Gundelia

sect. Komagenenses Fırat sect. nov. (Type species: G. komagenensis). All taxonomic and

nomenclatural contributions provided in the current study and as well as the morphological

affinities of the all established taxon.