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Sternbergia mishustinii (Amaryllidaceae): a new species from the Mersin Province in southern Turkey

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Sternbergia mishustinii (Amaryllidaceae, Amaryllidoideae), a new species with hysteranthous leaves and mainly cleistogamous flowers, possibly endemic to the Mersin area (Cilician Plain, southern Turkey), is described and illustrated. Morphological differences between the new species and other related species are discussed. Photographs (habitat and morphology), a distribution map and a provisional conservation assessment are provided.

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The authors would like to thank Anastasya Mishustina for her drawing of Sternbergia mishustinii and Nadiya Sytschak, curator of LWKS.

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Zubov, D., Trias Blasi, A. & Mishustin, R. Sternbergia mishustinii (Amaryllidaceae): a new species from the Mersin Province in southern Turkey. Kew Bull 77, 317–323 (2022).

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