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Medicinal Plants of Flora of KSU Avsar Campus (Kahramanmaras) and Surrounding Areas

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Keywords: Flora, Medicinal Plant, Kahramanmaras

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Kahramanmaras is at the point of the intersection of Mediterranean and Irano-Turanian phytogeographical regions which are very important in terms of geographical location and plant geography. This area has a rich and various vegetation structure due to complex physical geographical structure and other environmental factors. It is crucial to protect by determinating this rich biodiversity. The research area is located in the Kahramanmaras province and on the C6 square in Davis’s grid system. The campus of KSU and its surrounding area is located in the Ceyhan Valley. The native flora of this area has been extensively destroyed by anthropogenic effects. This study was carried out between 2015 and 2017 and the plants used in medicinal and aromatic purposes of the native flora were investigated. As a result, it was determined that 47 plant taxa belonging to 27 families for used medically. In terms of species number, the largest families are as following; Lamiaceae (7), Asteraceae (5), Rosaceae (3). These plant taxa were alphabetically indicated according to their family names, Latin and local names as well as with their used parts and usage purposes.

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