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Nov
2008
New species of Dianthus (Caryophyllaceae) found in Turkey
New Species | Magnoliopsida

Dianthus aytachii C. Vural (Caryophyllaceae) is considered a species endemic to the mountains of Erciyes.

In Turkey the genus Dianthus consists in 71 species, two subspecies and 12 varieties (Reeve, 1967, Davis, Mill & Tan, 1988; Guner et al., 2000; Menemeni & Hamzaoglu, 2000; Aytaç & Duman, 2004).

In 2005, the author discovered a population of Dianthus Erciyes mountains during a trip to collect the endemic species.

Mount Erciyes is located on the border with the province of Kayseri. The altitude of these mountains is between 1050 and 3917 m. Mount Erciyes is an important floristic areas in Turkey.

Dianthus aytachii is a perennial species, forming dense clumps. Floral stem erect, 0,55-6,5 cm neramificata. Funzele basal linear until lanceolata, acute edges Chile. The leaves are very small strains. Calyx purple, cylindrical, acute. Corola white or pale pink, red or yellow crenulat-Dent, ovata. 10 stamens. Capsule ovata-oblong, four-valve dehiscence. Seeds ellipsoidal.

Blooms from August to realize in September.

This species is named in honor of Dr. Zeki Aytac.

Source www3.interscience.wiley.com

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