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    Abstract - Issue Jan 2015, 36 (1)                                     Back

nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene

Environmental relationships of the vascular flora alongside the

railway tracks between Haydarpaşa and Gebze

(Istanbul-Kocaeli/ Turkey)



V. Altay1, I.I. Ozyigit2*, E. Osma3, Y. Bakir2, G. Demir4, Z. Severoglu2,5 and C. Yarci2

1Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Biology, Antakya, Hatay- 31040, Turkey

2Marmara University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Biology, Goztepe/Istanbul-34722, Turkey

3Erzincan University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Biology, Erzincan-24100, Turkey

4Bahcesehir University, Faculty of Engineering, Environmental Engineering Department, Besiktas, Istanbul-34353, Turkey

5Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Bishkek-72001, Kyrgyzstan

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 Publication Data

Paper received:

13 July 2013


Revised received:

30 October 2013


Re-revised received:

18 June 2014



22 September 2014



The vascular flora alongside the railway track between Haydarpasa and Gebze in Turkey was investigated and the floristic features of the study area are presented here. The investigation was undertaken during 2003-2009. In total 194 plant taxa were determined. Out of these 174 were naturally growing and 20 were exotics and cultivated. Native taxa within the flora belonged to 135 genera and 50 families, exotic and cultivated taxa belonged to 20 genera and 15 families. The members of Dicotyledonae constituted of 82.76% and Monocotyledonae 16.09% of the native taxa. The highest number of these taxa belonged to Asteraceae family (25 species), while the exotics were from Rosaceae (5 species). The plant distributional features, phytogeographical elements, life forms, archaeophytes and neophytes and status of invasive plants have also been included.



 Key words

Istanbul, Kocaeli, Railway track flora, Turkey



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