A new taxon of Hypericum (Hypericaceae) from southeastern Turkey


PHYTOTAXA, vol.479, no.1, pp.129-136, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 479 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/phytotaxa.479.1.11
  • Journal Name: PHYTOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-136
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Hypericum malatyanum subsp. nurhakense is described as a new taxon from Kahramanmaras, Turkey. Morphologically, it is similar to Hypericum malatyanum subsp. malatyanum, but is easily distinguished by several morphological characters, including the shape of its bracts and bracteoles, the shape of sepals, the gland type on the sepal margin, the number of cilia on the petal margin, and features of seeds. Diagnostic characters, a detailed description, and photographs of the new taxon are given; the IUCN Red List category and observations on the ecology of the populations are noted; and the distribution map of the new taxon and its closely related relatives in Turkey are presented.