Vaccinium myrtillus var. Artvinense-a new taxon for the flora of Turkey
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Vaccinium myrti/lus L. var. artvinense Akpulat & Eminagaoglu var. nova (Ericaceae) from Artvin district is described and illustrated. Diagnostic characters, a description and taxonoınic comments on tiı.e subspecies are given and compared with the closely related V. myrtillus. The geographical distribution of the new variety and related species are given. IUCN threatened category and observations on the population are noted.