Muscari erdalii (Asparagaceae, Scilloideae), a new species from Southern Turkey

Demirci S. , Ozhatay N., Kocyigit M.

PHYTOTAXA, vol.154, no.1, pp.38-46, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 154 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/phytotaxa.154.1.2
  • Title of Journal : PHYTOTAXA
  • Page Numbers: pp.38-46


Muscari erdalii is described as a new species from Mersin, Southern Turkey. A description, photographs and identification key to the subgenus Leopoldia for Turkish species are given. The morphological differences between the new species and related taxa (M. tenuiflorum Tausch, M. babachii Eker & Koyuncu) are also presented. Also the karyomorphology of M. erdalii, M. tenuiflorum and M. babachii is presented and discussed. The chromosome number of the new species is 2n = 18.