Agronomic characteristics of Serapias vomeracea (Burm. f.) Briq. salep orchids
Although salep orchids are annual plants, each new generation emerges larger than their parents. There are no data on the developmental performance of these species that cannot be cultivated due to production difficulties. This study discusses Salep vomeracea (Burm. f.) Briq., one of the most common species in temperate climate regions. Tubers obtained from natural flora were divided into seven groups according to their size. Morphological characteristics of the seedlings developed from these tubers were determined and observed up to the harvest stage. The study was carried out in a randomized plot design with three replications and for two years. As a result of statistical analysis, all parameters were found to be significant. The canonical correlation between the first pair of canonical variables was 0.995 (p<0.01). The data obtained from the length of the planted tuber made the biggest contribution to the explanatory power of the canonical variables. Additionally, the mathematical relationship between width, height and area values of salep leaves was determined.