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Pollen types of the Egyptian species of tribe Lactuceae (subfamily Cichorioideae-Compositae)

Division of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
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  • Pollen
  • Compositae
  • Lactuceae
  • Egypt


Pollen morphology of forty six Egyptian species representing twenty three genera of the tribe Lactuceae was investigated using light and scanning electron microscopy. Seven pollen types were recognized: Geropogon pollen type, Koelpinia pollen type, Lactuca pollen type, Launaea pollen type, Rhagadiolus pollen type, Scolymus pollen type and Scorzonera pollen type. Descriptions, a key, light microscope (LM) and scaning electron microscope (SEM) micrographs of each pollen type are provided.

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