Aya Kanawaty*(1) Naseh Olabi(2) and Ali Shehadeh(3)
(1). Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Aleppo University, Syria.
(2). International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Aleppo, Syria.
(3). International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Egypt.
(*Corresponding author: Dr. Aya Kanawaty. E-Mail: email@example.com).
Received: 01/08/2017 Accepted: 20/02/2018
Identification key of 60 species of Trifolium L. were made by using 84 morphological characters for seeds, which planted under greenhouse conditions and then when they were grown, and were compared with local floras for identifying, or as herbarium specimen. The 84 morphological characters studied were concern about habit, stem, leaf, stipule, inflorescence, peduncle, bracts, pedicel, calyx, corolla, fruiting head and seeds. All data was entered to Orange program (C4.5) to make decision tree. Results showed that 60 species of Trifolium L. could be identified with a limited number of characters (7 specific characters) compared with local floras, which require whole plant material to be identified, so that, there were selective character could separate species from each other, which could help researcher in plant taxonomy.
Keywords: Wild species, Trifolium, Identification key, Decision tree, Syria.
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