Evaluation of phenotypic diversity in Anacamptis coriophora (Orchidaceae) populations from South Romania





Anacamptis coriophora, population variation, phenotypic diversity, South Romania


Romanian flora includes a high diversity of orchids, any with a high conservationist interest, but many 0f themnot yet sufficiently investigated from an ecological, phytosociological or genetic point of view. Phenotypically analysis is also scarce and only a few data have been published in relation to the effects of site factors on the morphological and anatomical characteristics of the family Orchidaceae. This study analyses the variability of two populations of Anacamptis coriophora, based on their coenological affiliations, morphological observations and biometrical measurements. The data were collected from two grassland areas in Romania Stoenesti, Vâlcea County and Cobia, Dâmbovița County. The results showed that both populations are influenced by temperature, light and humidity and develop normally under optimal conditions. In the most favorable conditions encountered in Vâlcea county, orchids offer the splendor of flowers for a long time. Orchids in our country usually bloom in March, sometimes lasting until August, they have a delicate appearance, varied colors and the most diverse perfumes. The information obtained regarding the morphological diversity of the two populations could be suitable for designing strategies for their conservation in both locations.


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NICULESCU, M., IANCU, P., NUȚĂ, I. S., & PĂNIȚĂ, O. F. (2023). Evaluation of phenotypic diversity in Anacamptis coriophora (Orchidaceae) populations from South Romania. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 51(2), 13199. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha51213199



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DOI: 10.15835/nbha51213199