Morphological, Micromorphological, and Anatomical Investigations on the Genus Physospermum (Apiaceae) from Turkey

Mustafa ÇELİK, Özlem ÇETİN

Abstract


Physospermum Cusson ex Juss. is a small genus of Apiaceae that is represented in Turkey by only one species, P. cornubiense (L.) DC. In this study, the morphological, micromorphological, and anatomicalproperties of P.cornubiensewere investigated and themorphological findings were compared with the description in Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands. Some differences between our studyand the description in Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islandsare presented, as well as flowering time, a distribution map, and the photos of natural habitat. Also, the pollen characteristics and the mericarp surface of P. cornubiensewere examined using a Scanning Electron Microscope. In addition, its fruit anatomy was studied for the first time in detail.


Keywords


fruit anatomy, palynology,Physospermum,SEM, Umbelliferae

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7212%2Fzkufbd.v1i1.1202

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