Cirsium semzinanicum (Asteraceae), a new species from Hakkari, Turkey

Fırat M.

PHYTOKEYS, no.68, pp.65-72, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 68
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3897/phytokeys.68.8745
  • Journal Name: PHYTOKEYS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-72
  • Keywords: Asteraceae, Epitrachys, Cirsium, Hakkari, Turkey, taxonomy
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Cirsium semzinanicum sp. nov. (Asteraceae) is described as a new species from Hakkari, Turkey. The new species is a part of the sect. Epitrachys (Cardueae) and similar to Cirsium karduchorum, from which it differs in morphological characters such as leaves, involucre, phyllaries, corolla, achens and pollen morphology. Geographical distribution, habitat and IUCN conservation status of this species are given.