Leaf Anatomy of Some Endemic Crocus L. (Iridaceae) Taxa from the West Anatolia

Erol, Osman; Küçüker, Orhan
September 2007
International Journal of Botany;2007, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p290
Academic Journal
Certain anatomical and micromorphological features of six endemic Crocus taxa (C. fleischeri J. Gay, C. gargaricus Herb. subsp. herbertii B. Mathew, C. wattiorum (B. Mathew) B.F. Mathew, C. antalyensis B. F. Mathew, C. olivieri J. Gay subsp. istanbulensis Mathew ve C. candidus Clarke) from the Flora of Turkey were observed in this study in which most of the observed features were reported for the first time. In the anatomy section, general outlook of the crossections of the leaves is defined with photographs. In addition, arms, keel, papillae, mesophyll features and vascular bundles of the leaves were examined. In the micromorphology section, the leaf surface features of the studied taxa were inspected and epicuticular waxes and shapes of the epidermis cells were determined.


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