Advanced Journal of Environmental Science and Technology ISSN 2756-3251 Vol. 12 (1), pp. 001-006, January, 2021. © International Scholars Journals

Review

Centaurea tchihatcheffii Fisch. and Mey: An endangered endemic species found around Golbasi district of Ankara province, Turkey

Y. Okay* and K. Demir

1Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University, 06110 Ankara-Turkey.

Accepted 19 November, 2020

Abstract 

Centaurea tchihatcheffii Fisch. and Mey., is a critically endangered endemic species, which grows on limited area around Golbasi district of Ankara province. It has attractive pink, red, purple flowers, the colours of which change with maturation. It has a high potential as out door ornamental plant and as cut flower. Its natural habitat is continuously on decrease because of uncontrolled plucking, intense construction activities and urbanization. The most important reason why the generation of the species is endangered is strong anthropogenic pressure. Therefore, the protection of this plant is of great importance. Study of propagation possibilities for the protection of this species, is of primary importance. This paper reviews C. tchihatcheffii, propagation studies.

Key words: Critically endangered endemic (CR), propagation, Centaurea tchihatcheffii Fisch. and Mey.