Authors: SERDAR GÖKHAN ŞENOL, VOLKAN EROĞLU, NAZLI BAHAR PELİT, DUYGU BOZYEL
Abstract: Ekimia ozcan-secmenii Şenol & Eroğlu sp. nov. (Apiaceae) is described from SW Turkey. E. ozcan-secmenii differs from its close affinity, E. bornmuelleri, by life form (monocarpic), petal and bracteole morphology, and mericarp features. These data were more supported by the results of nrDNA ITS sequences. The ML tree depicted based on phylogenetic studies aimed to reveal the closeness of the Laserpitium and Prangos species as well as the location the affinity of species in the genus Ekimia. The taxonomic situation of Prangos hulusi was also evaluated based on nrDNA ITS sequences. Since E. ozcan-secmenii is distributed in Sami Soydam Sandalcık hydroelectric power plant in Acıpayam, Denizli, the population is threatening by flooding. Therefore, conservation programs are urgently recommended.
Keywords: Apiaceae, Ekimia, internal transcribed spacer (ITS), Laserpitium, new species, phylogeny, Prangos, taxonomy, Turkey
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