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CIU organized "Lily (Pancratium Maritimum)" observation tour to the students

The Department of Plant Production and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture Sciences and Technology, Cyprus International Univeristy (CIU) organized Tatlısu lily (Pancratium Maritimum) observation tour for the students. Students improved their theoretical knowledge about the pancratium maritimum by having a chance to observe the plant closely through the field trip.

 

Prof. Dr. İbrahim Baktır, The Dean of the Department of Plant Production and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture Sciences and Technology said that the activity was organized to examine the pancratium maritimum plant in the Tatlısu region. Prof. Dr. Baktır emphasized that this plant species is one of the most important plants in the Mediterranean Region and it belongs to the 'amaryllis' family. Prof. Dr. Baktır mentioned that the large onion roots in the lily plant are in a thin membrane and he underlined that it protects the plant from adverse environmental conditions by preventing water loss. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Baktır announced that the pancratium maritimum plant gives flowers from July to the end of October.

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