Gundelia mesopotamica (Asteraceae), a new lactiferous species from Mardin (Turkey)

Mehmet FIRAT


Gundelia mesopotamica, a new species is described and illustrated from Mardin province, Turkey. From the morphological point of view, G. mesopotamica appears to be similar to G. cilicica, but from which it differs in several morphological features including plant height, colour of corolla, indumentum of all plant and cephaloid flowers number. A comprehensive description of this new species is provided, including detailed photographs, geographical distribution, habitat and ecology, vernacular name and IUCN conservation status.


Mardin, Asteraceae, Gundelia, Lactiferous herb, Taxonomy.

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