Title Endemic Medicinal Plants of Çankırı
Authors Emel İNAN, Gökhan İPEK, Arif İPEK
Abstract Medicinal and aromatic plants are gaining high importance both in Turkey and the world these days. Turkey, is the center of many plant taxons, including some endemic species. Today, over 12054 plant species are found in the flora of Turkey of which more than 3000 are endemic. About 1000 plant species among these plants are popularly used for medicinal purposes. Approximately 350 plant species are used in internal and external trade. Many medicinal plants grow naturally in our country. Out of its own unique characteristics Çankırı gypsiferous soil structure has made it possible to grow a rare endemic plants in the Çankırı. In the Çankırı province, the number of endemic plants is much higher compared to the most of the European countries, which clearly reveal the importance of local endemic species. Out of 360 taxons found in the Çankırı province 121 are endemic and include Tanacetum germanicopolitanum (ET BORNM.Heimerle) Grierson, Gypsophila germanicopolitana HUB.-MOR., Gypsophila simonii HUB.-MOR., Helianthemum germanicopolitanum born., Astragalus barbara born., Onobrychis germanicopolitana HUB.-MOR. SIMON ET, which are perennial endemic medicinal plant species found only in the province of Çankırı.
Keywords Medicinal Plants, Endemic, Gypseous, Local
Journal DERLEME - Turkish Journal of Scientific Reviews
Issue Issue 2
Page 038-040
Year 2012
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