Scanning electron microscopic examination of the seeds of Ornithogalum (Liliaceae) species distributed in Black Sea Region of Turkey

Coskuncelebi K., KANDEMIR A., BEYAZOGLU O.

BIOLOGIA, vol.55, no.4, pp.397-401, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Journal Name: BIOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.397-401
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Scanning electron microscopy was used to examine the seeds surface of the Ornithogalum L. species distributed in Black Sea Region of Turkey. Distinct differences were found among the micromorphological characters of the seeds of O. oligophyllum E. D. CLARKE, O. wiademannii BOISS., O. sigmoideum FREYN & SINT., O. orthophyllum TEN. and O. armeniacum BAKER. These variations can be used as a taxonomic criterion at specific level for this genus, but it should be combined with other morphological features.