Comparative morphological, anatomical, ecological and chemical studies on endemic Satureja parnassica subsp. sipylea from Turkey

Satil F., Tümen G., Akçelik A., BAŞER K. H. C.

Acta Botanica Croatica, vol.61, no.2, pp.207-220, 2002 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Name: Acta Botanica Croatica
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.207-220
  • Keywords: Anatomy, Ecology, Essential oil, Lamiaceae, Morphology, Satureja parnassica
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Satureja parnassica Sart. subsp. sipylea P.H. Davis is a subspecies endemic to Turkey. The anatomical, morphological, ecological and chemical features of S. parnassica subsp. sipylea have been investigated. Plant samples were collected from different regions in Turkey. The morphological features of various organs of the plant such as leaf and flower are described in detail. In anatomical studies, transverse sections of the plant stem and leaf have been examined and supported by illustration and photographs. Ecological studies provide information about the physical and chemical structure of soil types in Spil Mountain and Marmara Island. The chemical composition of the essential oil of aerial parts of the plant was examined.