Saxifraga hakkariensis (Saxifragaceae), a new species from Hakkari province (Turkey) belonging to section Porphyrion

Fırat M.

PHYTOTAXA, vol.289, no.2, pp.181-187, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 289 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/phytotaxa.289.2.8
  • Journal Name: PHYTOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.181-187
  • Keywords: Endemic plants, Irano-Turanian, Saxifraga, taxonomy
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


A new species, Saxifraga hakkariensis (sect. Porphyrion), is described and illustrated from Hakkari province, Turkey. From the morphological point of view, it appears to be similar to Saxifraga paniculata, but it differs in several morphological features including plant height, leaf and flower size. A comprehensive description of this species is provided, including detailed illustrations and photographs, geographical distribution, habitat and ecology, vernacular name and IUCN conservation status.