A new bellflower, Campanula dersimensis (Campanulaceae), from E Anatolia, Turkey

Fırat M., Özüdoğru B., Yıldırım H.

WILLDENOWIA, vol.52, no.3, pp.167-177, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.3372/wi.52.52202
  • Journal Name: WILLDENOWIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-177
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Campanula dersimensis Fırat & Yıldırım, a new species endemic to the E Anatolian region of Turkey, is described and

illustrated. It is currently known from two localities in Tunceli province (Dersim). Campanula dersimensis shows similarities to C.

quercetorum Hub.-Mor. & C. Simon and C. yildirimlii Kit Tan & Sorger. A close relationship of the three taxa is also supported by

phylogenetic analyses based on the nuclear-encoded ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region. Diagnostic morphological

characters are discussed and compared with those of closely related taxa. Campanula dersimensis is easily distinguished from

related species, especially by its retrorsely hairy stem and leaf surface, to 1 mm long calyx appendages and glabrous and light

greenish yellow to yellowish white corollas.