Dianthus zonatus var zonatus Fenzl, 1842
Common name: Halkalı Karanfil [Tu]
Mount Spil, MANİSA ● Turkey
Description: Perennial, 7-30 cm. Leaves 25-80 x 0.4-2 mm, linear, long-acuminate, margins thick. Inflorescence freely branched, pedicels c. 5 mm. Bracteoles 4-6(-8), up to ¾ calyx length, ovate, membranous with scarious margin, or foliaceous with aristate points. Calyx 13-19 x 2.5-4.5 mm, subcylindrical, widest in the lower half, pale green tinged with purple, especially beneath the teeth; teeth 3.5-6.5 mm, narrowed from the base, margins scarious, apex mucronate. Petal limb 5-11 mm, dentate, barbulate, deep pink with a darker ring at the throat, yellowish beneath.
1. Bracteoles more than ½ calyx length, aristate; sterile shoot leaves absent at flowering = var. aristatus
2. Bracteoles not more than½ calyx length; sterile shoots present at flowering
a) Calyx more than 15 mm; petal limb 8-11 mm = var. zonatus
b) Calyx not more than 15 mm; petal limb c. 5 mm = var. hypochlorus.
Flowering from May to August.
Habitat: Rocky places, fields, 700-2600 m.
Distribution: Turkey (South and Central Anatolia), Syria, Greek Dodecanese Islands(including Rhodos).
Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.