• The Stomatal Characteristics of Cheirolepis section of Centaurea Genus (Asteraceae) and Its Relatives in Turkey

    Burcu YILMAZ ÇITAK, Hüseyin DURAL

    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Selçuk, Konya, Turkey.

    Abstract: The present study reveals the stomatal characteristics of Centaurea genus of Cheirolepis section and its relatives. The levels of stomatas of taxa were detected as mesomorphic and also the stomata type were determined as anomocytic or anizosytic in studied taxa. The epidermis were showed polygonal in shape and their anticlinal cell walls are straight or undulating. This arrangement was stable in the same taxon. However, it was different in point of adaxial and abaxial surface. The stomatal index were calculated and confirmed close values in taxa.

    Keywords: Centaurea, Cheirolepis, Stomata, Pseudoseridia, Plumosipappus, Pteracantha.

    Pages: 63 – 77 | Full PDF Paper