Pollen morphology of some Turkish Campanula spp. and their taxonomic value

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Erkara I. P., Ocak A., Pehlivan S.

BANGLADESH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.37, no.1, pp.33-42, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.3329/bjb.v37i1.1561
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-42
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


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. ralninculoides subsp. cordifolia and C. rapunculus var. rapunculus are rugulate-scabrate.