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Comparative Morphological and Leaf Anatomical Investigations of Crocus flavus Weston from Turkey
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Feyza Candan, Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Science, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey.
Crocus flavus Weston subsp. flavus and Crocus flavus subsp. dissectus T. Baytop&Mathew (endemic) are two close taxa of Crocus flavus Weston. Their morphologies are smilar but have some differences when examined carefully. However, Crocus genus have useful leaf anatomical characteristics that are significantly different from each other. Leaves show useful taxonomical features according to carina, vascular bundles and arms of the leaf. In this study, it is aimed to compare morphology and leaf cross sections of these two taxa in a detailed way with photographs. Especiallay, the difference between their stylus braches number, seed macromorphology and general view of leaf cross sections in the point of vascular bundles combination have significant taxonomical importance.
Morphology, Leaf Anatomy, Crocus flavus
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