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T. ARABACI, T. DİRMENCİ, and F. Celep, “Morphological character analysis in Turkish Micromeria Benth. (Lamiaceae) species with a numerical taxonomic study,” TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, pp. 379–389, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: