Pollen morphology of Astragalus L. section Alopecuroidei DC.(Fabaceae) in Turkey

Akan H., Çelenk S., Bıçakçı A.

International Journal of Botany, vol.1, no.1, pp.50-58, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Botany
  • Journal Indexes: Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-58
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


In this study pollen morphological diversity is described for Alopecuroidei DC.(Alopecias bunge) species belonging to genus Astragalus L.(Fabaceae) occurring in Turkey. The study was based on light and scanning electron microscopic observations of pollen grains collected from herbarium specimens. Members of the section studied posses tricolpate subprolate or prolate spheroidal pollen grains with a microreticulate exine ornamentation and semi-angular amb.