A Morphological and anatomical study on endemic alkanna haussknechtii Bornm. (Boraginaceae), critically endangered in Turkey

Akçin Ö. E., Kandemir N., Cansaran A.

Turkish Journal of Botany, vol.28, no.6, pp.591-598, 2004 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Botany
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.591-598
  • Keywords: Alkanna haussknechtii, Anatomy, Critically endangered, Endemic, Morphology
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Alkanna haussknechtii Bornm., which occurs only in the vicinity of Amasya, is critically endangered. The morphological and anatomical properties of the species, an endemic plant of the Irano-Turanian phytogeographic region, were investigated. The root is perennial. The leaves are ecvifacial and have stomata cells that are anisocytic and anomocytic. The stomata index is 18.048 on the upper epidermis and 15.428 on the lower epidermis. © TÜBITAK.