Pollen morphology of the genus Seseli L. (Umbelliferae) in Turkey

Guner E. , DUMAN H. , PINAR N. M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.35, no.2, pp.175-182, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/bot-0906-70
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-182
  • Keywords: Seseli, Umbelliferae, pollen, SEM, FLORA


Morphological features of pollen of 11 Turkish taxa belonging to the complex genus Seseli L. were examined using light and scanning electron microscopy. On the basis of exine sculpturing, 3 main types were recognised in Seseli: Type 1, rugulate at equator, psilate-perforate at pole; Type 2, striate-reticulate at equator, rugulate at pole; and Type 3, rugulate at equator, striate at pole. The study revealed that palynological characters display taxonomic significance in the genus.