African Journal of
Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0816
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPP
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 2195

Full Length Research Paper

Comparative anatomical studies on the two Stachys species (sect. Eriostomum, subsect. Germanicae) growing in Turkey

Eyüp Erdoğan1, Ekrem Akçiçek2, Selami Selvi3* and Gülendam Tümen1    
1Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Balıkesir University, Çağıs Campus, 10145, Balıkesir, Turkey. 2Department of Biology Education, Necatibey Education Faculty, Balıkesir University, 10100, Balıkesir, Turkey. 3Medicinal and Aromatical Plants Programme, Altınoluk Vocational College, Balıkesir University, 10870, Altınoluk, Edremit-Balıkesir, Turkey.      
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 12 April 2012
  •  Published: 22 May 2012


In this study, comparative anatomical studies on the two Stachys species (sect. Eriostomum, subsect. Germanicae) in Turkey were carried out on the plants collected from their type localities. These species are Stachys balansae Boiss. & Kotschy and Stachys carduchorum(R. Bhattacharjee) Rech.f. which are morphologically very similar to each other. Anatomical properties of Germanicae subsection was reported for the first time. In anatomical studies, the root, stem, leaf and petioles have been examined under light microscope in details; microphotographs was taken and micro-anatomical measurements of cells and tissues was done and presented in table. In anatomical results, there is almost no marked difference in anatomical structures of the roots and stems cross sections belonging to the taxa, however, anatomical differences are clear in vascular bundles present in median veins of the cross sections taken from the leaves and petioles. Anatomic properties of the two species was determined to be similar to the anatomic properties of other species of the genus Stachys.


Key words: Anatomy, Eriostomum, Lamiaceae, Stachys, Turkey.