Pollen Morphology and Palynotaxonomical Studies of Common Garden Plants of Apocynaceae, In Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Authors

  • Reshmi Chatterjee Department of Botany, Bethune College, Kolkata- 700 006, West Bengal
  • Satadip Sarkar Department of Botany, Bethune College, Kolkata- 700 006, West Bengal
  • G. M. Narasimha Rao Department of Botany, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530 003, Andhra Pradesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i4.11735

Keywords:

Apocynaceae, Taxonomy, Palynology, Pollen, Eurypalynous

Abstract

Taxonomy and identification of angiosperms are mainly based on external morphological characters and traits of the plants; however palynological data sets are remotely used for the study. Pollen characters are genetically regulated that can be used as an ideal tool for establishing taxonomic groups. This type of integrated study can be useful in redefining the status of families in higher group of plants. Apocynaceae, a Eurypalynous family exhibits variation in possessing more than one type of pollen grains from simple porate to compound colporate apertures. Pollen attributes has been utilized in building a pollen key that would enable us to distinguish genera solely on the basis of pollen characters.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i4.11735 

International Journal of Environment

Volume-3, Issue-4, Sep-Nov 2014

Page: 109-116

 

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Published

2014-12-15

How to Cite

Chatterjee, R., Sarkar, S., & Rao, G. M. N. (2014). Pollen Morphology and Palynotaxonomical Studies of Common Garden Plants of Apocynaceae, In Kolkata, West Bengal, India. International Journal of Environment, 3(4), 109–116. https://doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i4.11735

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