Year 2020, Volume 13 , Issue 2, Pages 109 - 114 2020-08-15

Seed morphological properties of the genus Lavatera L. (Malvaceae) in Turkey

Funda ÖZBEK [1] , Erkan UZUNHİSARCIKLI [2]

Seed morphology of four Lavatera species distributed in Turkey were investigated via light microscope (LM) and scanning electron microscope (SEM) to determine their seed macro- and micromorphological characters and to assess the diagnostic value of these features. The seeds are dark brown in color and reniform with rounded apex and base reniform in shape. The dimension of seeds ranges between 1.68–2.89 mm in length and 1.51–2.4 mm in width. Also seeds are glabrous, strophiolate and hilum at basal. Two types of seed surface pattern have been observed: scalariform-ruminate and reticulate-ruminate. The seed size and seed coat ornamentation have been determined as important morphological properties for distinguishing the Lavatera species.
Lavatera, macro-micromorphology, Malvaceae, seed, Turkey
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Primary Language en
Subjects Biodiversity Conservation
Journal Section Research Articles

Orcid: 0000-0002-0135-0155
Author: Funda ÖZBEK (Primary Author)
Institution: Gazi Üniversitesi, Fen Fakültesi, Biyoloji Bölümü
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0001-8476-3205
Country: Turkey

Supporting Institution Gazi University Research Fund
Project Number 05/2019-08
Thanks The authors would like to thank to Gazi University Research Fund (05/2019-08) for financial support.

Application Date : March 31, 2020
Acceptance Date : May 30, 2020
Publication Date : August 15, 2020

APA Özbek, F , Uzunhi̇sarcıklı, E . (2020). Seed morphological properties of the genus Lavatera L. (Malvaceae) in Turkey . Biyolojik Çeşitlilik ve Koruma , 13 (2) , 109-114 . Retrieved from