Resurrection of Ornithogalum brevipedicellatum (Asparagaceae) with morphological and molecular data


AYKURT C., DENİZ İ. G. , SARI YOL D., Vural M., SÜMBÜL H.

ACTA BOTANICA CROATICA, cilt.75, ss.60-66, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 75 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1515/botcro-2016-0001
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA BOTANICA CROATICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.60-66

Özet

This study evaluates Ornithogalum brevipedicellatum, which was previously accepted as a synonym of O. oligophyllum, as a separate distinct species and discusses the similarities and differences between O. brevipedicellatum and its related species (O. oligophyllum and O. pamphylicum). Similarities and differences among these species were identified by morphological and molecular studies. The leaf morphology and inflorescence of O. brevipedicellatum and O. pamphylicum are similar to each other, and in terms of these features, they show differences from O. oligophyllum. Some diagnostic characteristics are quite different in O. brevipedicellatum and O. pamphylicum, such as the size of tepals, length of fruiting pedicels and style. Morphological data were supported by the results obtained from molecular studies. According to a dendrogram obtained by molecular studies, O. brevipedicellatum and O. pamphylicum are similar. O. oligophyllum is more closely related to O. pyrenaicum used as an out-group. Additionally, the seeds of O. brevipedicellatum were examined with the use of scanning electron microscopy.