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ENDEMIC AND RARE PLANTS OF HUZURLU PLATEAU (GAZIANTEP, TURKEY)

Yusif ZEYNALOV

Abstract


This study was conducted to investigate flora of the Huzurlu Plateau in Gaziantep located in the south-east Anatolia region of Turkey. For this aim, during the floristic surveys of the Huzurlu Plateau in Gaziantep province of the Turkey, 715 species of 331 genera belonging to 85­ family were recorded. Of all the collected specimens, 29 and 91 taxa were found to be rare plants and endemic, respectively, for Turkey. According to IUCN categories, 2 were Critically Endangered (CR) and 10 were Endangered (EN) of total 12 taxa recorded in this study area, besides, 101 taxa (84%) for Gaziantep and 32 taxa (26%) were new records for C6 grid square of the collected endemic and rare plants. As a result, this is the first study of investigating the flora of the Huzurlu Plateau in Gaziantep province, at the south-east Anatolia region of Turkey.  


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