Studies on the autecology of Rubus canescens distributed in Western Anatolian part of Turkey [Vakarų Anatolijoje (Turkija) paplitusių Rubus canescens ekologijos tyrimai]. – Botanica Lithuanica, 10(1): 19–31

The investigation presents the results of our study concerning some soil–plant interactions of Rubus canescens DC. (Rosaceae), which is important because of its edible fruits and medicinal value throughout Turkey. Samples collected from thirty different localities in West Anatolia were analysed. Soil analysis showed that this taxon grows on different kinds of soils with sandy-clayey-loam, clayey-loam, sandy-loam, and loamy textures. Soils in general are not saline but neutral, slightly to moderately alkaline, differ in their calcium carbonate and nitrogen contents, and have low levels of phosphorus and potassium. Plant analysis showed that this taxon has low levels of phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium, and generally below the average levels of calcium. Regression analysis showed two negative correlations between plant potassium and soil phosphorus, and plant phosphorus and soil potassium.

Keywords: Rubus canescens, autecology, soil–plant relation, West Anatolia, Turkey.