Biotech Studies 2015, Vol 24, Num, 1     (Pages: 001-015)

Floristic Features of Rangelands of Çankırı Province

Bilal ŞAHİN 1 ,Serdar ASLAN 2 ,Sabahaddin ÜNAL 3 ,Ziya MUTLU 3 ,Ali MERMER 3 ,Öztekin URLA 3 ,Ediz ÜNAL 3 ,Kadir Aytaç ÖZAYDIN 3 ,Arife AVAĞ 3 ,Hakan YILDIZ 3 ,Osman AYDOĞMUŞ 3

1 Çankırı Karatekin Üniversitesi, Yapraklı Meslek Yüksek Okulu Çankırı,
2 Düzce Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi, Düzce
3 Tarla Bitkileri Merkez Araştırma Enstitüsü Müdürlüğü, Ankara
Viewed : 477 - Downloaded : 349 In this study, floristic features of Çankırı rangelands were observed on the basis of 41 vegetation surveys in the rangelands of Çankırı province. Vegetation surveys were performed with wheel-point method. As a result of this study, identification of the specimens revealed that the presence of 327 taxa belonging to 187 genera of 46 families. In covered area by vegetation, ratio of grass species was 36.3%, ratio of legume species was 12.8% and ratio of species belonging to other families were 50.9%, respectively. One of the most common families in pastures was Poaceae (3880 times), Lamiaceae (1676 times), Fabaceae (1367 times) and Asteraceae (802 times) families. The 10, 1 and 9 species of the 20 species having the highest covering area were Poaceae, Fabaceae, and other families, respectively. The average number of species in pastures was 31.4 (standart deviation = 8). The most common genera in pastures were Astragalus (19), Trifolium (7), Centaurea (7), Alyssum (7), Trigonella (5), Ranunculus (5) and Medicago (5). Rich flora structures were detected in rangelands of Çankırı province and forage crops existed as plant genetic resources for rangelands rehabilitation. Keywords : Çankırı, rangeland, flora