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A new record for the flora of Turkey: Kitaibela vitifolia (Malvaceae)

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In this study, an interesting plant species, Kitaibela vitifolia (Malvaceae), was recorded for the flora of Turkey. This species was known to be endemic to the Balkans: narrowly distributed only in the former Yugoslavia and Albania as native; in Hungary and Romania as alien. During the biodiversity project performed by us on the Amanus mountains in the S outhem of Turkey, this species was surprisingly observed on the clearings of the pine forest in the narrow area. Than some specimens were collected from this area for herbarium samplings. After Literature and herbarium studies the specimens collected were identified as Kitaibela vitifolia. The Turkish material collected of this species was deseribed and illustrated. Geographical distribution of the taxon is mapped, and the conservation status, according to the IUCN standards, is discussed.
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OPTIMA Meeting, Montpellier (France), 6-
11
June 2016
A new record for the flora
of
Turkey: Kitaibela vitifolia (Malvaceae)
K. ERTUGRUL1, O. TUGAY1, S.
ASLAN
2 & D.
ULUKUŞ
1
~Department
of
Biology, Science Faculty, Selçuk
Un
iversity, Konya, Turkey. E-mail: kuddisiertugrul@hotmail.com
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Depaıiment
of
Fo
rest Engineering, F aculty
of
Fo rest, Düz ce University, Düzce, Turkey.
In
this study,
an
interesting plant species, Kitaibela vitifolia (Malvaceae), was recorded for the flora
of
Turkey. This species was known to
be
endemic
to
the Balkans: narrowly distributed only in the for-
mer
Yugoslavia
and
Albania as native;
in
Hungary and Romania
as
alien. During the biodiversity proj-
ect performed
by
us
on
the Amanus mountains in the S outhem
of
Turkey, this species was surprisingly
observed
on
the clearings
of
the pine forest in the narrow area. Than some specimens were collected
from this area for herbarium samplings. After Literature and herbarium studies the specimens collected
were identified as Kitaibela vitifolia. The Turkish material collected
of
this species was deseribed
and
illustrated. Geographical distribution
of
the taxon is mapped, and the conservation status, according to
the
IUCN
standards, is discussed.
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... This article reports an additional new locality and population to its distribution in Turkey. In this study, morphology, chorology, ecology, habitat, conservation status and distribution of this species are discussed (Cullen 1967;Davis 1971;Barina et al. 2013;Ertuğrul et al. 2016;Özhatay et al. 2017;Tomović et al. 2007). ...
... Schizocarp fruit, mericarp dark brown hairy and dehiscent (Fig. 1). (Cullen 1967;Davis 1971;Barina et al. 2013;Ertuğrul et al. 2016;Tomović et al. 2007), (Fig. 2). ...
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Kitaibela vitifolia is a locally rare species known from only one locality in southern Turkey. After the new discovery of Kitaibela vitifolia, it has been recorded from a new locality in Kastamonu province in northern Turkey. Brief history, morphology, chorology, habitat, and ecology of this rare species have been discussed in this research. The conservation status of Kitaibela vitifolia is also reviewed based on the present distribution data.
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