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This study evaluates Ornithogalum brevipedicellatum, which was previously accepted as a synonym of O. oligophyllum, as a separate distinct species and discusses the similarities and differences between
O. brevipedicellatum and its related species (O. oligophyllum and O. pamphylicum). Similarities and differences among these species were identified by morphological and molecular studies. The leaf morphology and inflorescence of O. brevipedicellatum and O. pamphylicum are similar to each other, and in terms of these features, they show differences from O. oligophyllum. Some diagnostic characteristics are quite different in O. brevipedicellatum and O. pamphylicum, such as the size of tepals, length of fruiting pedicels and style. Morphological data were supported by the results obtained from molecular studies. According to a dendrogram obtained by molecular studies, O. brevipedicellatum and O. pamphylicum are similar. O. oligophyllum is more closely related to O. pyrenaicum used as an out-group. Additionally, the seeds of O. brevipedicellatum were examined with the use of scanning electron microscopy.


Asparagaceae endemic molecular morphology Ornithogalum scanning electron microscopy synonym Turkey.

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Author Biographies

Candan Aykurt, Akdeniz University

Biology Department

Ismail Gökhan Deniz, Akdeniz University

Faculty of Education

Duygu Sari Yol, Akdeniz University

Department of Agronomy

Mecit Vural, Gazi University

Biology Department

Hüseyin Sümbül, Akdeniz University

Biology Departmrnt
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Aykurt, C., Deniz, I. G., Sari Yol, D., Vural, M., & Sümbül, H. (2016). Resurrection of Ornithogalum brevipedicellatum (Asparagaceae) with morphological and molecular data. Acta Botanica Croatica, 75(1). Retrieved from

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