02
Feb
2009
Centaurea kizildaghensis
New Species | Magnoliopsida

Centaurea is the third - century genre that many species in Turkey, with 189 taxa. Most of these taxa are endemic in the whole country or a limited area. Value for Centaurea endemism in Turkey is 60%.

Kizildaghensis Centaurea Centaurea is very similar to kotschy. C. kotschy doll is simple, plum, very long compared to the new species has double doll and nauseating.

Centaurea kizildaghensis sp.nov. - Herbaceous perennial species, grows in southern Turkey's Taurus Mountains. At 1600-1700 m altitude, the coils with northern exposition in Pinus nigra forests.

Habitat dry and full sun. Increases along with lean Koelaria ha, Sideritis ozturkii, Asyneuma rigidum, Pimpinella tragium, Polygonum setosum, Saponaria pomphylica, Pelargonium endlicherianum, Aethionema spicatum,k "> Bornmuellera kiyakii, Prometheum chrysanthum and Solidago virgaurea.

Centaurea kizildaghensis - herbaceous perennial. Stem erect, slightly ribbed, tomentoasa, 40 -52 cm long and 2.5 mm in diameter, simple or 1 3 branches at the top. Leaves few tomentoase or glabra, basal leaves are short stalks, oblong-lanceolata, 8 to 17 x 0.7 to 1.4 cm, top acute, attenuated, leaves and leaves from the top center are Sesi, elliptical, 1.5 to 13 x 0.4 to 1.5 cm, margins entire, top acute, sometimes presents a spin of 1 mm long. Capital solitary peak strain, to subglobos involucre cylindrical, the involucrului truncata, 27 mm yellow flowers, marginal, Glabru corolla tube, 10 to 15 mm long, lobes 4 to 5 mm, linear, with brown stripes along the corolla tube. Achenes oblong, 4.5 x 2 mm, whitish, glabra; doll churches, inside the 1.5 mm long, outside 4 to 7.5 mm long, scabrous, brown.

Source www.mistug.tubitak.gov.tr

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