Ekimia ozcan-secmenii (Apiaceae), a new species from Southwest Anatolia, Turkey

ŞENOL S. G. , Eroglu V. , Pelit N. B. , Bozyel D.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.42, no.4, pp.510-518, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/bot-1706-16
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Page Numbers: pp.510-518


Ekimia ozcan-secmenii Senol & Eroglu sp. nov. (Apiaceae) is described from SW Turkey. E. ozcan-secmenii differs from its close affinity, E. bornmuelleri, by life form (monocarpic), petal and bracteole morphology, and mericarp features. These data were more supported by the results of nrDNA ITS sequences. The ML tree depicted based on phylogenetic studies aimed to reveal the closeness of the Laserpitium and Prangos species as well as the location the affinity of species in the genus Ekimia. The taxonomic situation of Prangos hulusi was also evaluated based on nrDNA ITS sequences. Since E. ozcan-secmenii is distributed in Sami Soydam Sandalcik hydroelectric power plant in Acipayam, Denizli, the population is threatening by flooding. Therefore, conservation programs are urgently recommended.