Ophrys bombyliflora
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About

This site is an amateur project for the present of plants seen in Kocaeli.

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Focus

To show that Kocaeli is not just an industrial city.
Description

Scientific description of each species

Traditional

Benefits and harms of each species

Photography

Descriptive photos of each species

Etymology

Etymological origin of each species

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Giants of Botany

"If they ever tell my story, let them say I walked with giants. Let them say I lived in the time of Hector breaker of horses. Let them say I lived in the time of Achilles."
Theophrastus
Theophrastus

(370 - 287 BC)

Dioscorides Pedanius
Dioscorides Pedanius

(40-90)

İbn-i Sina
Avicenna

(980-1037)

İbn Baytar
al-Baitar

(1197–1248)

2,199+

Species

810+

Genera

69+

Endemic Species

215+

Geophytes

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Flora of Kocaeli

Details about Kocaeli Flora
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Largest genus

The most large genus is Trifolium, contained by 47 species.
Trifolium ligusticum
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Largest Family

The most large family is Asteraceae, contained by 227 species.
Tripolium pannonicum subsp. tripolium
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Places

The species have been observed in 65 different areas.

Rosa canina
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Seasons

The months with the highest species density are June, May and July.

Crocus keltepensis
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Key to the Genera

Most largest families
Asteraceae

227

species

Fabaceae

191

species

Poaceae

153

species

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Quote

What do giants say?
Al-Biruni
“The petal number of flowers is 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, and the flower with 7 and 9 petal is not ‘in normally’ encountered. This shows that flowers comply with geometric laws, not arithmetic.”
beyruni
Al-Biruni

(973 - 1050)

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Bryophytes

The liverworts, hornworts and mosses

All bryophyte species

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Featured Genera

Some large genera
Monoecious annual, biennial or perennial herbs
Herbaceous or woody
Herbaceous or woody
Grass-like, caespitose or rhizomatous perennials
Annual, biennial or perennial herbs

Perennials (sometimes suffruticose) or annuals

All species

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Newest

Recent described flora species
Crocus keltepensis


Crocus keltepensis

Corm ovoid to subglobose, around 1.0–1.5 cm in diameter. Outer tunics membranous to coriaceous, inner tunics softer, neck short 3.0–4.5 mm long; rings with many conspicuous teeth, teeth 0.50–3.25 mm long.

Berteroa physocarpa

Herbs, perennial, moderately pubescent with appressed stellate trichomes. Stems 40–75 cm, ascending, terete, branched at base, leafy, pubescent with 5–7 unequal-rayed stellate trichomes longest rays of which parallel to stem long axis, some appearing as submalpighiaceous.

Aubrieta ekimii

Caespitose herbs forming lax to dense cushions, sparsely pubescent with a mixture of stalked, 2–4-rayed, dendroid and fewer setose simple trichomes.

Crocus sakariensis

The general description is the same as that of subsp. speciosus but with the following characteristics: corm tunics membranous, without basal rings, perianth tube up to 10cm long, perianth segments 30-35mm long, throat deep yellow.

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A plant addict

Where to find me

The University of Kocaeli

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