A taxonomic review of Centaurea L. sect. Centaurea (Asteraceae) in Iran was carried out. Seven taxa are recognized and 1 of them is described as a new species: Centaurea joharchii Ranjbar & Negaresh. This new species has been described and illustrated from Khorasan Province, SE Iran. A new combination is proposed: C. kermanshahensis (Wagenitz) Ranjbar & Negaresh. In addition, C. aggregata Fisch. & C.A.Mey. ex DC. subsp. aggregata is typified and C. diffusa Lam. is reported here as a new record for Iran. Finally, a key to all species of the section Centaurea in Iran is provided.
Identification key, lectotypification, new species revision, taxonomy
RANJBAR, MASSOUD and NEGARESH, KAZEM
"A revision of Centaurea sect. Centaurea (Asteraceae) from Iran,"
Turkish Journal of Botany: Vol. 38:
5, Article 10.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/botany/vol38/iss5/10