A karyomorphological study on the genus Muscari Mill. growing in Kahramanmaras (Turkey)

Demirci Kayiran S. , Ozhatay F. N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.41, no.3, pp.289-298, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/bot-1605-6
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Page Numbers: pp.289-298


The karyotypes and idiograms of nine Muscari Mill. species from 21 populations distributed in Kahramanmaras province, southern Turkey, were examined: M. armeniacum Leichtlin ex Baker 2n = 18 (diploid); M. aucheri (Boiss.) Baker 2n = 18 (diploid); M. anatolicum Cowley & Ozhatay 2n = 27 (triploid); M. neglectum Guss. 2n = 18 (diploid), 36 (tetraploid), 54 (hexaploid); M. parviflorum Desf. 2n = 36 (tetraploid); M. babachii Eker & Koyuncu 2n = 18 (diploid); M. comosum Miller 2n = 18 (diploid); M. tenuiflorum Tausch 2n = 18 (diploid); and M. azureum Fenzl 2n = 18 (diploid). M. anatolicum is an endemic species to Turkey and the 2n = 27 triploid population for this species is recorded for the first time. Idiograms and karyotypes of the species were obtained by the use of Cameram software.