, Volume 256, Issue 3, pp 655–668 | Cite as

Comparative anatomical properties of some Epidendroideae and Orchidoideae species distributed in NE Turkey

  • Gülcan Şenel
  • Mustafa Kemal AkbulutEmail author
  • Şenay Süngü Şeker
Original Article


In this research, anatomical, leaf micromorphological features of the samples belonging to 25 taxa (Anacamptis Rich., Cephalanthera Rich., Dactylorhiza Necker ex Nevski, Gymnadenia R.Br., Himantoglossum Spreng., Limodorum Boehm., Ophrys L., Orchis L., Platanthera Rich., Serapias L., Spiranthes Rich. and Steveniella Schltr.) spread in the Karadeniz Region have been evaluated comparatively. In anatomical studies, the transverse section from root, stem and leaf, and surface section from leaves of plants were examined. In addition, micromorphological properties of leaf were determined by electron microscopy. Morphometrical analyses were carried out using the anatomical and leaf micromophological characters of each taxa. The data matrices were obtained by examining the results of at least three samples collected from different localities. The data were evaluated using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and PAleontological STatistics (PAST) statistical programs with PCA, linear discriminant analysis (LDA), and unweighted pair group method with arithmetic mean analysis. Anatomical characteristics of plants such as root epidermis cell length, cortex diameter and pith cell diameter, leaf upper epidermis length–width and bulliform cell length–width were determined to be important characteristics. It was concluded that these characters are especially important in grouping at the genus level.


Anatomy Epidendroideae Micromorphology Morphometry Orchidaceae Orchidoideae 


Funding information

This research was funded by a Grant from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK, 114Z702).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ondokuz Mayıs UniversitySamsunTurkey
  2. 2.Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart UniversityÇanakkaleTurkey

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