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The Anatolian Diagonal: fact or fiction?

  • T. Ekim (a1) and A. Güner (a2)

An analysis of the 8 published volumes of the Flora of Turkey was made in order to determine if there was a factual basis for the concept of an Anatolian Diagonal affecting plant distribution in Turkey. The data accumulated indicated that a substantial number of species (c. 2600) have distributions associated with the Diagonal this total accounts for c. 32% of the number of species in the 8 volumes: 5% are ± restricted to the Diagonal; 14% are absent from the W of it and 13% from the E. Some suggestions are made for the reasons for this floral break.

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Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Section B: Biological Sciences
  • ISSN: 0269-7270
  • EISSN: 2053-5910
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