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Abstract

Contribution to an aeropalynological atlas of the district of Santa Cruz-La Laguna (Tenerife: Canary Islands). V - Ornamental flora.

Abstract

Pollen of 12 ornamental trees of potential importance as causes of seasonal allergies was examined using light and scanning electron microscopy, in the district of Santa Cruz-La Laguna in Tenerife, Canary Islands. The 12 species were: Cupressus macrocarpa, Schinus molle, Casuarina cunninghamiana, Quercus suber, Acacia cyanophylla [A. saligna], Eucalyptus globulus, Ligustrum ovalifolium, Platanus hybrida [P. acerifolia], Tilia tomentosa, Jacaranda ovalifolia, Spathodea campanulata and Grevillea robusta. Results for the endemic Jasminum odoratissimum and the partially naturalized Castanea sativa are included.