Anatomic Studies on Verbascum pestalozzae Boiss. and Verbascum pycnostachyum Boiss. & Heldr

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KÜÇÜK S., Gokce M. B., GÖKTÜRK R. S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, vol.15, no.3, pp.347-353, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tjps.16779
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.347-353
  • Keywords: Scrophulariaceae, Verbascum, anatomy, endemic
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: The genus Verbascum L. (Scrophulariaceae) known as "sigir kuyrugu" in Anatolia is represented by 248 species, 193 of which are endemic. The flowers contain essential oil, mucilage, and glycosides. Some species of Verbascum have some folkloric uses as expectorants, sedatives, and treatment for dysmenorrhea and rheumatalgia. Its use for healing wounds in animal care has also been reported. In this study, the anatomic structures of root, stem, and leaves of Verbascum pestatozzae Boiss. and Verbascum pycnostachyum Boiss. & Heldr. are given for the first time. According to the results, some of the differences between stem and leaf anatomic features of these species were described and the data were supported by detailed photographs.