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

Abstract

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.