Pollen morphology of some Turkish <i>Campanula</i> spp. and their taxonomic value

Authors

  • Ismuhan Potoglu Erkara Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Arts, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, 26480, Meselik, Eskisehir, Turkey
  • Atila Ocak Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Arts, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, 26480, Meselik, Eskisehir, Turkey
  • Sevil Pehlivan Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Arts, Gazi University, 06500, Ankara, Turkey

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v37i1.1561

Keywords:

Campanula, Pollen grains, Pollen morphology

Abstract

Detailed pollen morphological structures of 12 Turkish species of Campanula L., e.g. C. argaea, C. cymbalaria, C. glomerata subsp. hispida, C. latiloba subsp. latiloba, C. lyrata subsp. lyrata, C. olympica, C. persicifolia, C. pterocaula, C. rapunculoides subsp. cordifolia, C. rapunculus var. rapunculus, C. stricta var. stricta, C. pamphylica subsp. tokurii have been studied under light (LM) and scanning electron microscopes (SEM) for the first time. LM and SEM investigations show that the pollen grains of 12 taxa are more or less oblato-sphaeroidal, triporate (and/or tetraporate), tectum-scabrate, or with circular amb. The exine sculpture is granulate-scabrate in C. argaea, C. lyrata subsp. lyrata, C. stricta var. stricta, C. glomerata subsp. hispida and C. pamphylica subsp. tokurii; but those of C. cymbalaria, C. latiloba subsp. latiloba, C. olympica, C. persicifolia, C. pterocaula, C. rapunculoides subsp. cordifolia and C. rapunculus var. rapunculus are rugulate-scabrate.  

Key words: Campanula, Pollen grains, Pollen morphology

doi:10.3329/bjb.v37i1.1561

Bangladesh J. Bot. 37(1): 33-42, 2008 (June)

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Erkara, I. P., Ocak, A., & Pehlivan, S. (2008). Pollen morphology of some Turkish <i>Campanula</i> spp. and their taxonomic value. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 37(1), 33–42. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v37i1.1561

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