In this study, the anatomical characteristics of the leaves of the Juniperus section of the Juniperus L. species [Juniperus drupacea Lab.; J. communis L. var. communis; J. communis var. saxatilis Pall.; J. oxycedrus L. subsp. oxycedrus; and J. oxycedrus subsp. macrocarpa (Sibth. & Sm.) Ball] are reported for those samples naturally distributed in Turkey. Microscopic views of the transverse and surface sections from the leaves of each species were examined and described. Differentiations were made between 3 species as a result of observations of the arrangement of the palisade parenchyma and the location of the secretory canals.
Juniperus, leaf, anatomy, Cupressaceae
GÜVENÇ, AYŞEGÜL; HÜRKUL, M. MESUD; and ERDEM, ALİ
"The leaf anatomy of naturally distributed Juniperus L. (Cupressaceae) species in Turkey,"
Turkish Journal of Botany: Vol. 35:
3, Article 1.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/botany/vol35/iss3/1