IMPACT OF TUBER LOCATION ON MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CYCLAMEN


ÇÜRÜK P.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY, cilt.49, ss.317-324, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.317-324

Özet

In Cyclamen genus, there are differences at some degree of morphological characters among closely related wild species with disjunct distributions. Two hundred and fiveTurkish landraces of cyclamen coming from different areas containing different temperature, altitudes, soil and vegetation, relative humidity and light intensity were evaluated for 12 quantitative morphological traits of flowers and leaves such as petal length, petal width, flower number/plant, pedicel length, basal corolla ring diameter, pistil length, stamen length, leaf number/plant, petiole length, lamina length, lamina width, plant growth habit, in Cyclamen mirabile, Cyclamen alpinum and Cyclamen hederifolium. According to the location of species, all three species showed morphological differentiation in two traits (pedicel length and petiole length). C. mirabile showed high levels of morphological differentiation from other species (in eight traits out of 12, as 66,7%), followed by C. hederifolium (in six traits out of 12, as 50%) and C. alpinum (in four traits out of 12, as 33,3%).