A Comparative Study on the Pollen Morphology of Centaurea triumfettii All. Groups. A, B and C with Light and Electron Microscopy

Authors: Münevver N. PINAR, Özden İNCEOĞLU

Abstract: The pollen morphology of Centaurea triumfettii All., groups A, B and C, the classification of which presents some difficulties, were examined comparatively under light- and electron microscopes. Each type has been described palynologically. The objective was to find a palynological solution for the taxonomical problems of the species. Group C was distinguished from A and B on the basis of pollen shape, size and its distinct costae.

Keywords: Centaurea L., Centaurea triumfettii All., pollen morphology, transmission-electron microscopy, scanning-electron microscopy.