Soil Characteristics of Some Endemic Geophytes growing around Lake District, Turkey

Huseyin F., Yasin K., Nevzat G.

RESEARCH JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.10, no.12, pp.51-58, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-58
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


A total of 816 geophyte plant taxa belonging to 73 genera naturally grow in Turkey flora. Considering that they hold to and take root in topsoil, geophyte plant species are potentially the most negatively affected species from global warming as evaporation most intensively occurs in topsoil. Furthermore, since especially bulbous, root, rhizome, tuber and flowers of geophyte plants are used as ornamental, drugs and spices, they are intensively and constantly collected from the nature. This study investigated soil characteristics of some endemic geophytes that are naturally distributed in Lake District of Turkey to facilitate future cultivation and conservation of these species.