Journal of Plant Biology

, 50:387

Pollen and seed morphology of someOphrys L. (Orchidaceae) taxa


DOI: 10.1007/BF03030673

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Aybeke, M. J. Plant Biol. (2007) 50: 387. doi:10.1007/BF03030673


Morphologies of pollen and seed surfaces were investigated with SEM technology for eight natural Ophrys taxa collected from southeastern Mediterranean countries and Turkey. The morphometric characteristics ofO. transhyrcana, O. sphegodes, O. epirotica, O. mammosa, O. pseudomammosa, O. oestrifera subsp.oestrifera, O. cornuta, andO. apifera were recorded and compared statistically. In general, the current species could be separated, in detail, according to those characteristics. These findings were also compared with those from recent studies, and were examined in terms of the present neighbouring taxa.


morphology Ophrys pollen seed Turkey 

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© The Botanical Society of Korea 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of BiologyUniversity of TrakyaEdirneTurkey

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