A new species of Thymus (Lamiaceae) from central Anatolia (Turkey)
Dervis Ozturk, O. Koray Yaylaci, Onur Koyuncu, Okan Sezer, Kurtulus Ozgisi and Atila Ocak
A new species Thymus baseri (Lamiaceae) is described and illustrated from central Anatolia, Turkey. The new species grows on marble rocks and scree at 1640–1800 m. in central Anatolia (Eskişehir Province). A complete morphological description, detailed photographs are reported for the new species, including an identification key for related species. It’s distribution, habitat and ecology, etymology, conservation status and diagnostic morphological, and taxonomic features with familiar species are discussed in this paper. Additionally, pollen and nutlet micromorphological characteristics of T. baseri are examined and using SEM analyses. Observations regarding the IUCN Red List category and the ecology of the population are noted. The geographic distribution of the new species has been mapped.
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