Seed morphology of Ebenus L. species endemic to Turkey

Bayrakdar F., AYTAÇ Z. , Suludere Z., CANDAN S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.34, no.4, pp.283-289, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/bot-0907-75
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Page Numbers: pp.283-289


In the present study, seed surface morphology of species of the genus Ebenus L. in Turkey, all of which are endemic, was studied. E. plumosa var. speciosa has the biggest and E. laguroides var. laguroides has the smallest seeds. The seed shapes are spheroid in E. reesei, orbiculate in E. pisidica, and oblong-spheroid in others. Ornamentation is striate in E. macrophylla, rugose in E. haussknechtii, and reticulate or multi-reticulate in others. Microphylle is subterminal in all Turkish Ebenus species.