Anatomy and Micromorphology of Inula helenium subsp. orgyalis and I. ensifolia (Asteraceae) from Turkey

  • Tulay AYTAS AKCIN Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Biology, 55139 Samsun
  • Adnan AKCIN Amasya University, Suluova Vocational School, Department of Crop and Animal Production, Programme of Seeding, 05500 Suluova, Amasya

Abstract

Inula helenium L. subsp. orgyalis (Boiss.) Grierson and Inula ensifolia L. were investigated anatomically and micromorphologically. The secretory cavities in the leaves and stem of both investigated taxa were located in the neighbourhood of the vascular bundles and in the rhizomes in the secondary cortex. The leaf mesophylls of investigated Inula taxa were homogeneous. Stomata were anomocytic in two species. The distribution and density of the eglandular and glandular trichomes provide information of taxonomical significance. Moreover, the cypselas of I. helenium L. subsp. orgyalis were homomorphic, whereas in I. ensifolia cypselas were heteromorphic. Additionally, the number of ribs, the shape of carpopodium and stylopodium were diagnostic taxonomic characters between the two taxa.

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Author Biography

Adnan AKCIN, Amasya University, Suluova Vocational School, Department of Crop and Animal Production, Programme of Seeding, 05500 Suluova, Amasya

Published
2017-03-30
How to Cite
AYTAS AKCIN, T., & AKCIN, A. (2017). Anatomy and Micromorphology of Inula helenium subsp. orgyalis and I. ensifolia (Asteraceae) from Turkey. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 9(1), 104-109. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb919950
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Research articles