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Abstract

Examination of pollen morphology of some exotic trees and shrubs found in the parks and the gardens of Edirne (European Turkey) I.

Abstract

This study was undertaken to identify some exotic shrubs and trees found in the parks and the gardens in Edirne and to examine morphology of their pollen. In the present work five plant species were studied in this respect, namely: Tamarix parviflora (Tamaricaceae), Campsis radicans (Bignoniaceae), Prunus serrulata (Rosaceae), Laburnum anagyroides (Fabaceae) and Lagerstroemia indica (Lytraceae). Pollen grains belonging to these species were examined with Olympus BH-2 light photomicroscope as regards some morphological features, principally: pollen shape; size; aperture characters; sculpture and structure of the exine.