Symphytum anatolicum Boiss. is an endemic species in the Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands. It was first collected by d'Urville on the island of Cos in 1820 and named Symphytum asperrimum d'Urv. The plant was again collected by Boissier near İzmir (Smyrna) in 1842, and described by him as S. anatolicum in 1844. There are 4 collections mentioned in the protologue in Boissier's Flora Orientalis (1879). The herbarium specimen "Hab. in umbrosis montium circa Smyrnam", housed in G-Boiss. Herbarium, was chosen as lectotype as it best represents the species description.
HACIOĞLU, BURCU TARIKAHYA and ERİK, SADIK
"Lectotypification of Symphytum anatolicum (Boraginaceae),"
Turkish Journal of Botany: Vol. 36:
1, Article 12.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/botany/vol36/iss1/12