Data on the palynomorphological features of some plants of Albania's Umbelliferae family


Palynomorphological features of the pollen grains of four honey plant: Foeniculum vulgare, Eryngium maritimum, E. campestre and Crithmum maritimum from 61 genera of Umbelliferae family present in Albania, were studied and examined by compound microscope. By the palynomorphological study of Eryngium maritimum plant compared with pollen grains of E. campestre resulted that there were similarities in the majority of their palynological features on one side, and there were differences in terms of the dimensions of pollen grains and furrows, the aperture and sporoderme features, on the other side. Based on the results obtained by this study, it was noted that the pollen grains of two plants: Foeniculum vulgare and Eryngium campestre were triaperturate, while at the pollen grains of E. maritimum and Crithmum maritimum showed three furrows and three pores. The exine sculpture of the four plants varied from granulate to rugulate at the pollen grains of Foeniculum vulgare and Eryngium campestre, reticulate to scabrate at Crithmum maritimum, and rugulate at E. maritimum. The largest dimensions for the majority of the palynological indicators were identified for Eryngium campestre pollen grains and the smallest ones were found in Crithmum maritimum pollen grains.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i15910725v40sup2p139

Keywords: Pollen grains; furrow; exine; intine; granulate

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