In November 2009 a second field study took place, surveying from the extreme western
population of Cyclamen cilicium on Baria and then working eastwards to join up
with the 2008 research area. In this western part of the range, C.cilicium was
known to grow on the northern side of the mountains and it was a principal
objective to assess this both in terms of frequency and extent.
This area included all the places where C. cilicium is collected
commercially and the only known site of C. cilicium f. album.
Unfortunately, although the part of the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture
that approves C.I.T.E.S. applications gave their approval to export wild
collected material and issued a certificate, another part of the same
ministry refused permission to collect the plants on the basis that they
did not want genetic material leaving Turkey.
A full report of the 2008 & 2009 field studies was published in the
Cyclamen Society Journal Vol. 34 No. 1, June 2010.
44 sites were surveyed, 16 in depth with the plants measured and allocated CSE numbers, the plants were then prepared as herbarium specimens.
From the remaining sites only a small representative unmeasured sample was collected and prepared as herbarium specimens. 342 plants were allocated CSE numbers (341 C. cilicium and one C. maritimum).
A small number of plants also had material prepared for DNA analysis upon return.
Although the sites were extensively photographed only a few plants, principally the C. cilicium f. album were photographed and identified with their CSE number.
CSE Plants Southern Turkey, 2009.
If plant images are available they may be viewed by clicking on the purple CSE plant number.
|CSE Plant Nos.||Site No.||Species||Description|
|09071T||09/08||C. cilicium||forma album|
|09072T||09/08||C. cilicium||forma album|
|09073T||09/08||C. cilicium||forma album|
|09074T||09/08||C. cilicium||forma album|
|09075T||09/08||C. cilicium||forma album|
|09076T||09/08||C. cilicium||forma album|
|09077T||09/08||C. cilicium||forma album|
|09078T||09/08||C. cilicium||forma album|
|09079T||09/08||C. cilicium||forma album|
|09080T||09/08||C. cilicium||forma album|
|09081T||09/08||C. cilicium||forma album|
|09082T||09/08||C. cilicium||forma album|
|09083T||09/08||C. cilicium||forma album|
|09084T||09/08||C. cilicium||forma album|
|09085T||09/08||C. cilicium||forma album|
|09162T||09/20||C. cilicium||Sample collected for DNA analysis.|
|09261T||09/33||C. cilicium||Sample collected for DNA analysis.|
Acknowledgements. The team would like to thank Prof Dr Neriman Ozhatay for her support and advice, and for the tireless way that she acted on our behalf to try and obtain the necessary permissions for our studies. Evrim Tabur for her enthusiastic efforts in the field, her companionship, her sense of humour and her tolerance of a group of fanatical middle-aged English guys.
We would like to thank the various bodies involved in the issue of CITES export and import licences and of phytosanitary certificates. These include the technical committee of TAGEM (the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture), the CITES licensing office of Animal Health at Defra, TARIM (the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture’s research organisation) for permission to collect plants in 2008, and the Plant Health inspection team at East Midlands airport in the UK. We would also like to thank Bob and Rannwig Wallis for sharing with us information from their trips with Ronald and Erna Frank.