Turkish Journal of BotanyMorphological, Anatomical and Ecological studies on the two Turkish endemic species collected from Kaz Dağı (B1 Balıkesir) "Allium sibthorpianum Schultes & Schultes fil. and Allium reuterianum Boiss."
Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Biology, Çanakkale-TURKEY
Abstract: This investigation englightens the morphological, anatomical and ecological characteristics of Kazdağı endemics namely Allium reuterianum Boiss. and Allium sibthorpianum Schultes & Schultes fil. (Liliaceae). A. sibthorpianum occurs in Bursa, Kütahya, Denizli, Isparta and Çanakkale (newly recorded), whereas A. reuterianum is found in Southwest Anatolia, Islands, Manisa, Denizli, Muğla, Isparta and Çanakkale (newly recorded). Root anatomy of A. sibthorpianum and A. reuterianum typically show exodermis and an empty pith. In addition in the scapes of both the species layering in the area between epidermis and cuticle results in its thickening. The leaves in both species are not hairy. Reticulate shaped open spaces are met with in the bulbs surrounded by thick walled cells formed as a result of drying. These species prefer the soils rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and organic matter.
Key Words: Endemics, Liliaceace, Allium, Morphology, Ecology.
Turk. J. Bot., 23, (1999), 137-148.
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