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Silene miksensis (Caryophyllaceae), a new species from eastern Anatolia

MEHMET FIRAT, KEMAL YILDIZ

Abstract


A new perennial species, Silene miksensis (Silene sect. Pinifolia, Caryophyllaceae), is described and illustrated from eastern Anatolia, Turkey. A morphological comparison with the morphologically similar species is given as well as the ultrastructure of the seed and pollen grains. S. miksensis is assested as a Critically Endangered species according to IUCN [criterion B2ab (iii)].


Keywords


sect. Pinifolia, Silene, taxonomy, Turkey, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.273.4.4

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand