Silene nemrutensis (Caryophyllaceae), a new species from south-eastern Anatolia

YILDIZ K., Cirpici A., DADANDI M. Y., Fırat M.

PHYTOTAXA, vol.292, no.2, pp.189-195, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 292 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/phytotaxa.292.2.6
  • Journal Name: PHYTOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-195
  • Keywords: Anatolia, endemic, new species, sect. Spergulifoliae, Silene, SECTION, TURKEY
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


A new perennial species, Silene nemrutensis (Silene sect. Spergulifoliae, Caryophyllaceae), is described and illustrated from SE-Anatolia. A macromorphological comparison with the similar species S. arguta is given as well as the ultrastructure of the seeds and pollen grains. Original photographs, geographical distribution, habitat and IUCN conservation status are also provided.