Ricotia candiriana (Brassicaceae), a new species from southern Anatolia, Turkey


PHYTOTAXA, vol.388, no.4, pp.287-294, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 388 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/phytotaxa.388.4.4
  • Journal Name: PHYTOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.287-294
  • Keywords: Biscutelleae, Cruciferae, ITS phylogeny, Mediterranean flora, taxonomy, PHYLOGENY, NUCLEAR
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Ricotia candiriana, from Alakir Valley (Kumluca, Antalya) in southern Anatolia (Turkey), is described as a new species and compared with its related species (R. davisiana). Its phylogenetic relationships within the genus are provided based on the nucicar-cncoded ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) threat category and observations on the ecology of the population are noted. The seed micromorphology of R. candiriana was examined using a scanning electron microscope and compared with R. davisiana.