Conservation status, micro and macro morphology of the genus Kyllinga Rottb. (Cyperaceae) in Turkey


Şapcı Selamoğlu H., Vural C.

Artvin Çoruh Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.23, no.2, pp.147-152, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Abstract

In Turkey, only one species of Kyllinga L. (Cyperaceae) is known. This study looked at the morphology, palynology, and fruit morphology of Kyllinga brevifolia. The species are described and depicted. Furthermore, the study provides information on the species' regional ranges as well as the IUCN threat category for each species, which is assigned as LC. The pollen grains are subspheroidal in shape, with micro-echinate-perforated surface ornamentation. The fruit of Kyllinga is classified into two types: obovoid and elliptical. The fruit has a lenticular shape and is decorated with reticulate-tuberculate reticulate-tuberculate reticulate-tuberculate reticulate-tuberculate reticulate-tuberculate reticulate the pollen and fruit morphology of Kyllinga species native to our country were discovered for the first time during the course of this research. An updated and comprehensive morphological description, as well as distribution areas, are also provided.