Bilacunaria anatolica sp. nov. (Apiaceae) from southwest Anatolia, Turkey

Duran A., Öztürk M., Ay H.

Nordic Journal of Botany, vol.29, no.6, pp.652-659, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1756-1051.2011.01102.x
  • Journal Name: Nordic Journal of Botany
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.652-659
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


A new species, Bilacunaria anatolica A. Duran (Apiaceae) is described and illustrated from southwest Turkey. The species grows on eroded marly stony slopes and in openings of Pinus brutia forest in Fethiye district (C2 Muǧla province). Bilacunaria anatolica, an endemic confined to southwest Anatolia, is related to B. microcarpa and B. scabra. It is also similar to the Mediterranean species Cachrys crassiloba and C. cristata in terms of habit, but differs in fruit characteristics. Diagnostic morphological and carpo-anatomical characters are discussed. Notes are also presented on ecology and conservation status. In addition, pollen characteristics and mericarp surface features are examined by SEM. The geographical distribution of the new species and related species is mapped. © 2011 The Authors. Nordic Journal of Botany © 2011 Nordic Society Oikos.