|International Research Journal Plant Science Vol. 1(4), pp.069-074 October 2010
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The morphological and anatomical properties of gypsophila lepidioides boiss (caryophyllaceae) endemic to Turkey
Canan Özdemir1, Mustafa Özkan2, Ali Kandemir3
1Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Science and Art, Department of Biology, Manisa /Turkey
2Ahi Evran University, Faculty of Science and Art, Department of Biology, Kırşehir/Manisa
3Erzincan University, Education Faculty, Department of Biology, Erzincan/Turkey.
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Received 13 July, 2010; Accepted 9 August 2010
Gypsophila lepidioides Boiss. has a very nice appearance with white flowers, which is a local endemic species for Turkey and categorized as data defficient. The present study is based on the morphological and anatomical investigation of Gypsophila lepidioides. The inflorescence is panicle with many branches, bearing congested, many flowered cymules. The plant taxon was restricted to the gypsum steppe. The anatomical properties of the root, stem and leaves are described. It is determined that the root, stem and leaves are filled with a lot of druse crystals.
Keywords: Gypsophila lepidioides, morphology, anatomy, data defficient