SOME COMPARATIVE BIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF TWO Euphorbia TAXA (Subgen: Chamaesyce) OFTEN MISTAKEN IDENTITY IN CENTRAL ANATOLIA-TURKEY

  • Ümmüşen Gökçen
  • Onur Koyuncu
  • Okan Sezer
Keywords: Euphorbia maculata, Euphorbia chamaesyce, anatomy, morphology, palynology, biodiversity, taxonomy, Turkey

Abstract

In this study, anatomical and morphological characteristics of Euphorbia maculata L. and E. chamaesyce L. taxa belonging to Chamaesyce subgenus of Euphorbia genus were investigated. In the morphological examinations, some other phenological features were determined by biometric measurements of taxa. Taxonomic importance of Euphorbia L. genus, seed length, seed shape, seed surface decorations, seed color and presence or absence of carrots were photographed. The morphological characters were compared with the literature data and discussed. In addition, anatomical features taken from roots, stems and leaves of taxa and anatomical features were examined and compared in detail. Thus, the morpho-anatomical properties of E. maculata (Spotted spurge) (Syn: E. supina) L. and E. chamaesyce (Syn: E. canescens; E. massiliensis) L. taxa were determined and compared for the first time. Data was provided to the studies related to this study and data was provided to plant taxonomy by contributing to the identification, recognition and protection of floristic diversity.

Published
2020-12-17
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