A new species of Cyanus Miller (Centaurea L. p.p.) (Asteraceae), C. eflanensis Kaya & Bancheva, is described and illustrated from Karabük Province, Turkey. It belongs to Cyanus sect. Napuliferi (Stefanoff & T. Georgiev) Bancheva & Raimondo, and taxonomically its closest relative is C. thirkei (Schultz Bipontinus) Holub. The habitat and conservation status of the new species are presented, and the morphological characters distinguishing C. eflanensis and C. thirkei are analyzed and illustrated.
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Vol. 19 • No. 2