A comparative anatomical study of the genus Puschkinia Adams in Turkey

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Yetişen K., Yıldırım H. , Özdemir C.

Acta Botanica Croatica, cilt.79, ss.55-58, 2020 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 79 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.37427/botcro-2020-005
  • Dergi Adı: Acta Botanica Croatica
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.55-58


In the study, Puschkinia scilloides Adams, P. bilgineri Yıldırım, and P. peshmenii Rix et B. Mathew were

compared anatomically. Although the stem vascular bundles were arranged in two rows in P. peshmenii, they

can observed in three rows in P. scilloides and P. bilgineri. In addition, some differences were found, such as the

metaxylem number in the root, number of vascular bundles in the scape, presence of raphide crystals, and number

of protruding epidermis cells at the tip of the leaf. These differences have been found to be taxonomically

useful for distinguishing these species. Moreover, similarities and differences between Puschkinia Adams and the

taxonomically closely related Scilla L. section Chionodoxa Boiss. and Scilla bifolia L. taxa were also discussed.