Muscari sabihapinari sp. nov. (Asparagaceae) from Anatolia, Turkey

Eroğlu H. , Pınar S. M. , Fidan M.

NORDIC JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.37, no.11, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/njb.02514
  • Title of Journal : NORDIC JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Keywords: Asparagaceae, Muscari, new species, taxonomy, Turkey, SCILLOIDEAE, POLLEN, EVOLUTION


We describe Muscari sabihapinari (Asparagaceae: Scilloideae) as a new species from the Adana and Sivas provinces in South Anatolia, Turkey. It grows in rocky-stony steppe habitats. Muscari sabihapinari shows general aspect similar to that of M. anatolicum, M. atillae and M. discolor but is easily distinguished from them by its bulb, leaf and flower characteristics. A complete morphological description, identification key, pollen characteristics, detailed photographs, comparative photographs and comparison table with the closely related species are presented.