Astragalus topalanense Behçet and İlçim sp. Nov. (section Malacothrix Bunge) is described as a new species from Bingöl Province, East Anatolia in Turkey. The new species is similar to Astragalus macrouroides Hub.-Mor., a species endemic to Turkey, and A. Macrourus Fisch. And C.A.Mey. The diagnostic characters and taxonomic comments on the species are presented. Seed and pollen characteristics are investigated using light and scanning electron microscopy. Notes are also presented on its ecology. A distribution map of the new and related species is also provided.
Astragalus, Malacothrix, taxonomy, flora, Turkey
İLÇİM, AHMET and BEHÇET, LÜTFİ
"Astragalus topalanense (Fabaceae), a new species from Turkey,"
Turkish Journal of Botany: Vol. 40:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/botany/vol40/iss1/7