Seed morphology and its systematic implications for genus Astragalus L. sections Onobrychoidei DC., Uliginosi Gray and Ornithopodium Bunge (Fabaceae)


VURAL C., EKİCİ M., AKAN H., AYTAÇ Z.

PLANT SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION, vol.274, pp.255-263, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 274
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00606-008-0025-z
  • Journal Name: PLANT SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-263
  • Keywords: Astragalus, Onobrychoidei, Uliginosi, Ornithopodium, seed morphology, systematics, Turkey
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Forty-eight species of Astragalus L. sections Onobrychoidei DC., Uliginosi Gray and Ornithopodium Bunge (Fabaceae) in Turkey were studied in order to describe and investigate their seed morphologies and to evaluate the diagnostic value of this character using a stereoscopic microscope and a scanning electron microscope (SEM). SEM pictures of seeds were taken as a whole and in detail. The systematic implications of the findings are discussed. Six main seed types were observed. A key to identifying the different seed types is provided.