THE TURKISH ENDEMIC PSEUDODELPHINIUM TURCICUM (RANUNCULACEAE): AN UNUSUAL POPULATION OF DELPHINIUM WITH PELORIC FLOWERS THAT HAS PERSISTED IN THE WILD FOR 20 YEARS


Espinosa F., Deroin T., Xiang K., Wang W., Pinedo Castro M., Byng J. W. , ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCES, vol.178, no.7, pp.546-555, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 178 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1086/692764
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.546-555
  • Keywords: anatomy, Delphinium, morphology, palynology, peloria, Pseudodelphinium, CENTRAL ANATOLIA, GENUS, EVOLUTION, GENETICS, RECORDS

Abstract

Premise of research. The Turkish endemic Pseudodelphinium turcicum (Ranunculaceae) was described by Vural et al. (2012) based on a single population found in the salt lake basin of Tuz Golu, Konya Province. Although the authors noticed morphological similarities between the plants and Delphinium or Garidella, they highlighted unusual features, which led them to describe a new genus consisting of a single species, P. turcicum. The aim of this study is to investigate the morphological particularities and evolution of Pseudodelphinium.