The Relationship of Limonium Species Growing Naturally Around Eber Lake (Afyonkarahisar) with Soil


  • Ahmet Serteser Afyon Kocatepe University



Eber Lake (Afyonkarahisar), Limonium Spp., Soil Features of Halophytes, Vegetation Soil Relationship


The study area is located between Bolvadin and Çay districts within the borders of Afyonkarahisar province in the Aegean Region Inner Western Anatolia and is within the B3 square according to the grid system determined by Davis (1965-1988). The region has a "low rainfall Mediterranean Bioclimate" and an "Eastern Mediterranean type" rainfall regime. In the region, there are mostly Alluvial Soils, Hydromorphic Alluvial Soils, Colluvial and Brown Large Soil groups and reedsswamps as land types. The majority of the research area is covered by Quaternary land. Nearly 100 vascular plants were identified in the study area located within the Iran-Turan floristic region. "Flora of Turkey and the Eastern Aegean Islands", "List of Plants of Turkey (Vascular Plants)", (Flora of Turkey (Vascular Plants) Checklist)" and Afyon Kocatepe University herbarium (AKÜH) were also used to identify the plants. According to Braun-Blanquet (1932), 3 plant communities were identified in the research area. These are Limonium gmelinii (Willd.) Kuntze (çardaksüpürgesi), Limonium iconicum (Boiss. & Heldr.) Kuntze (Konya kuduzotu) and Limonium lilacinum (Boiss. & Balansa) Wagenitz (çorak lavantası). To carry out the research, plant communities along with their soils were collected, analyzed and evaluated. In order to find out the relationship between these plant communities, soil samples taken from 0-30 cm depths and their physical-chemical analyzes were determined primarily by soil structure, pH, salt, lime and organic matter, determined by the Ankara Soil Fertilizer and Water Resources Central Research Institute. It was interpreted according to the methods.

Author Biography

Ahmet Serteser, Afyon Kocatepe University

Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, 03030, Afyonkarahisar-Turkey




How to Cite

Serteser, A. (2023). The Relationship of Limonium Species Growing Naturally Around Eber Lake (Afyonkarahisar) with Soil. AS-Proceedings, 1(7), 345–348.