Morphological and anatomical characteristics of Salvia tchihatcheffii endemic to Turkey

Aktas K., Oezdemir C., Oezkan M., Akyol Y., Baran P.

AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.8, no.18, pp.4519-4528, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4519-4528
  • Keywords: Anatomy, Lamiaceae, morphology, Salvia tchihatcheffii, GLANDULAR HAIRS, ESSENTIAL OILS, SECRETED MATERIAL, LAMIACEAE, OFFICINALIS, TRICHOMES
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


In this study, the morphological and anatomical properties of Salvia tchihatcheffii (Fisch. & Mey.) Boiss. (Lamiaceae) which is endemic to Turkey was investigated. S. tchihatcheffii has a perennial taproot. In contrast to the other Salvia species that was investigated before the plant has two different stem as fertile and sterile stem with round in shape. Sterile stem is prostrate, leafy, fertile stem is procumbent-ascending, unbranched. The stamen type of the plant is A. We observed that in cross-section sterile stem three different cortex layer, with one of them is formed as crescent shape. In addition, the glandular hairs of the investigated species are classified. Other anatomical features are discussed too. The results are presented with photographs, drawings and tables.