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Endemism in Istanbul plants

Year 2018, Volume 77, Issue 1, 38 - 41, 22.06.2018

Abstract

DOI: 10.26650/EuroJBiol.2018.397348


Objective: Istanbul has exceptional plant diversity with 2500 species, (many of) which are under threat due to rapid urbanization. The aim of this study is to update the endemic plants lists of Istanbul to show how many of these endemic plants are only found in Istanbul, which might be helpful in preparing development plans.

Materials and Methods: A list of Istanbul’s endemic plants is created according to “Flora of Turkey and East Aegean Islands” and related articles, books, herbarium records.

Results: Ten of the 60 endemic plant species of Turkey’s flora are endemic only to Istanbul. Half of the remaining species are endemic to Istanbul and its surrounding areas (neighboring cities) and the other half have other distribution areas throughout Anatolia.

Conclusion: Not only the ten species endemic only to Istanbul, but also the other 50 species found in the area, should be conserved because of their high biological value stemming from their limited distributions.

References

  • Akkemik, Ü. İstanbul'un Doğal Bitkileri. Cinius Yayınları, İstanbul, 2016.
  • Aksoy N., Özkan N., Aslan S., Koçer N. Düzce İli Biyolojik Çeşitliliği, Endemik, Nadir Bitki Taksonları ve Koruma Statüleri In: Ertuğrul A. (ed.), Düzce'de Tarih ve Kültür, Istanbul, 2014.
  • Baytop A. Notes on the flora of Istanbul. Acta Pharmaceutica Sciencia. 2009; 51: 5-8.
  • Byfield, A., Atay, S. & Özhatay, N. Türkiye'nin 122 önemli bitki alanı, WWF Turkey, Istanbul, 2005.
  • Davis, P. H. (ed.). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, vol.1-10. University Press, Edinburgh, 1965-1988.
  • Güner A, Aslan S, Ekim T, Vural M, Babaç MT. (Eds). 'Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi/Damarlı Bitkiler'. Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi ve Flora Araştırmaları Derneği Yayını, İstanbul, 2012.
  • Harita Genel Komutanlığı. İl ve ilçe yüz ölçümleri (2014), https://www.hgk.msb.gov.tr/images/urun/il_ilce_alanlari.pdf . (accessed 13.02 2018).
  • Keskin M. Çekmeköy'ün Nadir ve Endemik Bitkileri In: Şentürk M., Memiş Ş. (ed.), Çekmeköy Sempozyumu Şehir Tarih Toplum Gelecek Tebliğler Kitabı, Güven Mücellit ve Matbaacılık, Istanbul, 2017; 292-301
  • Keskin M. Polygonum istanbulicum Keskin sp. nov. (Polygonaceae) from Turkey. Nordic Journal of Botany. 2009; 27: 1115.
  • Özhatay N., Koçyiğit M., Bona M., "İstanbul'un Ballı Bitkileri", Türkmenler Matbaacılık Rek. San. Tic. Ltd.Şti., Istanbul, 2012.
  • Özhatay N., Koçyiğit M., Brullo S., Salmeri C., Allium istanbulense, a new autumnal species of A. sect. Codonoprasum (Amaryllidaceae) from Turkey and its taxonomic position among allied species. Phytotaxa. 2018; 344(2).
  • Özhatay N., Özhatay E. Erdem A.Ö., Şile'nin Doğal Bitkileri, Işık Üniversitesi Yayınları-02, İstanbul, 2010.
  • Radcliffe-Smith, A. 1982: Euphorbia L. In: Davis, P. H. (ed.), Flora of Turkey, 7: 571-629. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1982.

Endemism in Istanbul plants

Year 2018, Volume 77, Issue 1, 38 - 41, 22.06.2018

Abstract

DOI: 10.26650/EuroJBiol.2018.397348


Objective: Istanbul has exceptional plant diversity with 2500 species, (many of) which are under threat due to rapid urbanization. The aim of this study is to update the endemic plants lists of Istanbul to show how many of these endemic plants are only found in Istanbul, which might be helpful in preparing development plans.

Materials and Methods: A list of Istanbul’s endemic plants is created according to “Flora of Turkey and East Aegean Islands” and related articles, books, herbarium records.

Results: Ten of the 60 endemic plant species of Turkey’s flora are endemic only to Istanbul. Half of the remaining species are endemic to Istanbul and its surrounding areas (neighboring cities) and the other half have other distribution areas throughout Anatolia.

Conclusion: Not only the ten species endemic only to Istanbul, but also the other 50 species found in the area, should be conserved because of their high biological value stemming from their limited distributions.

References

  • Akkemik, Ü. İstanbul'un Doğal Bitkileri. Cinius Yayınları, İstanbul, 2016.
  • Aksoy N., Özkan N., Aslan S., Koçer N. Düzce İli Biyolojik Çeşitliliği, Endemik, Nadir Bitki Taksonları ve Koruma Statüleri In: Ertuğrul A. (ed.), Düzce'de Tarih ve Kültür, Istanbul, 2014.
  • Baytop A. Notes on the flora of Istanbul. Acta Pharmaceutica Sciencia. 2009; 51: 5-8.
  • Byfield, A., Atay, S. & Özhatay, N. Türkiye'nin 122 önemli bitki alanı, WWF Turkey, Istanbul, 2005.
  • Davis, P. H. (ed.). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, vol.1-10. University Press, Edinburgh, 1965-1988.
  • Güner A, Aslan S, Ekim T, Vural M, Babaç MT. (Eds). 'Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi/Damarlı Bitkiler'. Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi ve Flora Araştırmaları Derneği Yayını, İstanbul, 2012.
  • Harita Genel Komutanlığı. İl ve ilçe yüz ölçümleri (2014), https://www.hgk.msb.gov.tr/images/urun/il_ilce_alanlari.pdf . (accessed 13.02 2018).
  • Keskin M. Çekmeköy'ün Nadir ve Endemik Bitkileri In: Şentürk M., Memiş Ş. (ed.), Çekmeköy Sempozyumu Şehir Tarih Toplum Gelecek Tebliğler Kitabı, Güven Mücellit ve Matbaacılık, Istanbul, 2017; 292-301
  • Keskin M. Polygonum istanbulicum Keskin sp. nov. (Polygonaceae) from Turkey. Nordic Journal of Botany. 2009; 27: 1115.
  • Özhatay N., Koçyiğit M., Bona M., "İstanbul'un Ballı Bitkileri", Türkmenler Matbaacılık Rek. San. Tic. Ltd.Şti., Istanbul, 2012.
  • Özhatay N., Koçyiğit M., Brullo S., Salmeri C., Allium istanbulense, a new autumnal species of A. sect. Codonoprasum (Amaryllidaceae) from Turkey and its taxonomic position among allied species. Phytotaxa. 2018; 344(2).
  • Özhatay N., Özhatay E. Erdem A.Ö., Şile'nin Doğal Bitkileri, Işık Üniversitesi Yayınları-02, İstanbul, 2010.
  • Radcliffe-Smith, A. 1982: Euphorbia L. In: Davis, P. H. (ed.), Flora of Turkey, 7: 571-629. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1982.

Details

Primary Language English
Subjects Science
Journal Section Short Communication
Authors

Hüseyin Onur TUNCAY> (Primary Author)
Istanbul University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, İstanbul, Turkey
0000-0003-1566-4806
Türkiye


Emine AKALIN>
Istanbul University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, İstanbul, Turkey
0000-0002-0307-2128
Türkiye

Publication Date June 22, 2018
Application Date February 21, 2018
Acceptance Date May 11, 2018
Published in Issue Year 2018, Volume 77, Issue 1

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Bibtex @short communication { iufsjb397348, journal = {European Journal of Biology}, issn = {2602-2575}, eissn = {2618-6144}, address = {}, publisher = {Istanbul University}, year = {2018}, volume = {77}, number = {1}, pages = {38 - 41}, title = {Endemism in Istanbul plants}, key = {cite}, author = {Tuncay, Hüseyin Onur and Akalın, Emine} }
APA Tuncay, H. O. & Akalın, E. (2018). Endemism in Istanbul plants . European Journal of Biology , 77 (1) , 38-41 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/iufsjb/issue/37704/397348
MLA Tuncay, H. O. , Akalın, E. "Endemism in Istanbul plants" . European Journal of Biology 77 (2018 ): 38-41 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/iufsjb/issue/37704/397348>
Chicago Tuncay, H. O. , Akalın, E. "Endemism in Istanbul plants". European Journal of Biology 77 (2018 ): 38-41
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ISNAD Tuncay, Hüseyin Onur , Akalın, Emine . "Endemism in Istanbul plants". European Journal of Biology 77 / 1 (June 2018): 38-41 .
AMA Tuncay H. O. , Akalın E. Endemism in Istanbul plants. Eur J Biol. 2018; 77(1): 38-41.
Vancouver Tuncay H. O. , Akalın E. Endemism in Istanbul plants. European Journal of Biology. 2018; 77(1): 38-41.
IEEE H. O. Tuncay and E. Akalın , "Endemism in Istanbul plants", European Journal of Biology, vol. 77, no. 1, pp. 38-41, Jun. 2018