Seed morphology of some Silene L. (Caryophyllaceae) species collected from Turkey

DADANDI M. Y. , Yildiz K.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.39, no.2, pp.280-299, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/bot-1307-35
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Page Numbers: pp.280-299
  • Keywords: Micromorphology, seed coat, scanning electron microscopy, Silene, SECTIONS, GENUS, TAXA


The seed micro- and macromorphology of 39 Silene taxa were studied by stereomicroscope and scanning electron microscope. Quantitative (9) and qualitative (11) values of seed characters vary greatly both within and between taxa. The tree topology of UPGMA based on quantitative values does not supported the traditional relationship. Therefore, we concluded that seed characters of Silene alone cannot be used to describe taxa without detecting the full range of intra- and intertaxon variation of those characters.