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A taxonomic contribution to yellow-flowered members of Centaurea sect. Phaeopappus (Asteraceae) in Iran

MASSOUD RANJBAR, RAZAYEH HEYDARI

Abstract


Centaurea salmasensis and C. zagrosmontana, two new species endemic to Iran, are described and illustrated. These new species belong to C. sect. Phaeopappus. Centaurea phaeopappa subsp. jiroftensis is raised in rank as C. jiroftensis. A key to yellow-flowered species of the section in Iran is provided.



Keywords


Centaurea sect. Phaeopappus, Compositae, new species, taxonomy, Eudicots, Iran

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.277.2.5

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

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand