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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 17 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 482-489
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2014.482.489
 
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Taxonomy and Pollen Morphology of Ankyropetalum FENZL (Caryophyllaceae) Species in Türkiye

Belkis Muca and Hasan Ozcelik

Abstract:
There are 4 species belong to Ankyropetalum Fenzl (Caryophyllaceae) genus and three of them (A. reuteri Boiss. and Hausskn, A. arsusianum Kotschy ex Boiss. and A. gypsophiloides Fenzl) are distributed in Turkey. There are doubts about taxonomical studies depending on only morphological characteristics. This study has been made to put forth that palinological studies also contribute taxonomical studies. Pollen morphology of the three species belong to Ankyropetalum Fenzl (Caryophyllaceae) genus distributed in Turkey examined with ray microscope and electron microscope in this study. Results evaluated according to Duncan’s multiple range test using SPSS statistic program. Pollen’s polar and ecvatoral seeming photographs were taken in preparates. Morphology of pollens examined with 50 repetition for each taxon and morphological assessments were made. The common trait of pollens can be summarized as they are circular, oblate and prolate spheroidal, perporate (pore numbers ranged between 20-33), operculum is granulated, annulus is distinct, the form of pollens are tectat. Definition of pollens are given for each taxon, diagnostic specifications recognized as important are used for making diagnosis key. The difference between species are as below: A. arsusianum’s pollen shape is oblate-spheroidal, type of pollen is periporate, pore numbers are between 23-33, form of pollen is tectat, ornamentation is perforate. A. reuteri’s pollen shape is prolate-spheroidal, type of pollen is periporate, pore numbers are between 20-33, form of pollen is tectat, ornamentation is from perforate to eureticulate A. gypsophiloides pollen shape is oblate-spheroidal, type of pollen is periporate, pore numbers are between 21-30, form of pollen is tectat, ornamentation is perforate.
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Belkis Muca and Hasan Ozcelik, 2014. Taxonomy and Pollen Morphology of Ankyropetalum FENZL (Caryophyllaceae) Species in Türkiye. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 17: 482-489.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2014.482.489

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2014.482.489

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