Taxonomic Notes for Salvia aucheri (Lamiaceae) from Southern Anatolia, Turkey

CELEP F., Kahraman A., DOĞAN M.

NOVON, vol.21, no.1, pp.34-35, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3417/2009041
  • Journal Name: NOVON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-35
  • Keywords: Lamiaceae, Salvia, Turkey, RECORD, FLORA


Salvia aucheri Benth. (Lamiaceae) is a species endemic to Turkey, and the name is lectotypified herein. Two varieties were previously recognized, as S. aucheri var. aucheri and S. aucheri var. canescens Boiss. & Heldr.; the infraspecific taxa are recognized here as subspecies. During revisionary work on Turkish Salvia L., we determined that S. aucheri subsp. canescens (Boiss. & Heldr.) Celep, Kahraman & Dogan differs from subspecies aucheri not only morphologically, but also geographically and phenologically, and both taxa are typically allopatric.