Chromosome counts in some Alchemilla species from north-east Anatolia

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This paper presents the results of karyological analysis of seven Alchemilla species collected from north-east Anatolia, Turkey, belonging to Alchemilla sect. Alchemilla subsect. Heliodrosium ser. Vulgares and subsect. Calycanthum ser. Elatae and ser. Calycinae. The following chromosome numbers were determined: A. haraldi 2n = 85–105, A. heterophylla 2n = 85–97, A. hirtipedicellata 2n = 86–100, A. oriturcica 2n = 86–102, A. persica 2n = 78–99, A. procerrima 2n = 69–78 and A. trabzonica 2n = 78–88. The chromosome numbers of three of these seven species are presented for the first time.

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Hayirlioglu-Ayaz, S., Inceer, H. Chromosome counts in some Alchemilla species from north-east Anatolia. Biologia 61, 31–35 (2006). https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-006-0005-0

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Key words

  • chromosome numbers
  • polyploidy
  • Rosaceae
  • Turkey