About the presence of Pulmonaria angustifolia L. (Boraginaceae) in Turkey

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Olcay B. , Tuncay H. O.

Istanbul Journal of Pharmacy, cilt.50, ss.31-35, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Dergi Adı: Istanbul Journal of Pharmacy
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.31-35


Background and Aims: Approximately 12,000 plant species grow naturally in Turkey. About 3500 of them are endemic. This number is increasing day by day with new floristic studies. The aim of this study; to confirm the existence of the Pulmonaria angustifolia L. species, whose record is suspicious. Methods: This study is based on a herbarium sample collected by Bülent Olcay during the field study conducted in Western Anatolia (Bursa) in April 2019. As a result of the various relevant floras and literature studies, the specimen was identified as P. angustifolia. The P. angustifolia sample was confirmed by comparison with various herbarium samples. In this study, a description of the Pulmonaria angustifolia species was given. The species was examined in detail morphologically and compared with other herbarium samples. Results: The presence of the P. angustifolia species, which has been mentioned as a doubtful record in the flora of Turkey, has been proven for the first time in Turkey. A new record has been added that the Pulmonaria species grow in Turkey. An identification key has been established for the Pulmonaria species found in Turkey, including the new record. Conclusion: With this study, presence of P. angustifolia, which is mentioned as doubtful record is confirmed. Keywords: Pulmonaria, Boraginaceae, new record, Turkey