Geophytes of Pure Scots Pine Forest in Alpu (Eskişehir-Turkey) RegionAbstract views: 185 / PDF downloads: 171
Keywords:Geophyte, non-wood plant product, Eskişehir
This study aims to investigate the geophyte taxa, which are important from non-wood forest products point of view, of pure Pinus sylvestris forest in Alpu (Eskişehir-Turkey) region. Research area was divided into three altitude levels as 1200-1400 m, 1400-1600 m and 1600-1800 m. Total of 33 relevės were studied for the present study. As a result of the study, 28 geophyte taxa were identified in the study area. Vegetative and/or generative parts of these taxa used as non-wood forest products are explained in detail. In addition, with comprehensive phytosociological studies in the field, cover-abundance and sociability (or gregariousness) values of each taxa were determined according to B raun-Blanquet approach. Using this approach, the potentials of the taxa have been highlighted, together with their usage purpose(s) depending on the data obtained from field studies. In particular, considering CITES, the possibilities of benefiting from the taxa within the conservation and utilization equilibrium were discussed in detail.