Volume 38 - Issue 2 - 139 - 147

Morphological, Palynological and Ecological Features of Dianthus engleri Hausskn. & Bornm.

In this study, morphological, palynological and ecological features of Dianthus engleri Hausskn. & Bornm. were investigated. D. engleri is a local endemic species for Turkey and its type specimen was collected from Karababa Mountain (Sivas) in 1889 by Bornmüeller. This species is very different from other Dianthus species in terms of taxonomy. In the result part of this study, the description of species was enlarged and a new treath category was proposed. Besides, a pollen description was composed for D. engleri according to scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and light microscopy (LM) studies. 

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