Crocus tuna-ekimii (Iridaceae), a new species from Turkey

Yuzbasioglu S.

PHYTOTAXA, vol.314, no.1, pp.110-116, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 314 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/phytotaxa.314.1.10
  • Journal Name: PHYTOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.110-116
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Crocus tuna-ekimii is described as a new species from Balikesir province in western Anatolia. The new species belongs to C. sect. Nudiscapus ser. Biflori, based on morphological features. It resembles the recently described C. sozenii, but clearly differs from it in flower color, morphology and chromosome number. A full description, detailed illustrations, photographs of metaphase, and SEM micrographs of seed-surface sculpturing pattern are presented. IUCN threat category and observations on the population are presented.