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Pollen of the restinga vegetation of Algodoal/Maiandeua, Pará, Brazil. III. Polygalaceae and Polygonaceae

Author(s): Flávia Cristina Araújo Lucas | Léa Maria Medeiros Carreira | Ely Simone Cajueiro Gurge | Thália do Socorro Serra Gama

Journal: Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi : Ciências Naturais
ISSN 1981-8114

Volume: 5;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 249;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Pollen morphology | Coastal ecosystems | Dicotyledonous

This study deals on pollen morphology of Polygalaceae and Polygonaceae in the Algodoal/Maiandeua island (coast of ParáState, Brazil), represented, respectively, by the species Polygala adenophora DC., P. monticola Kunth, P. spectabilis DC.,P. variabilis Kunth, Coccoloba latifolia Lam., and C. ramosissima Wedd. Pollen grains from flower buttons, obtained fromherbarium specimens, were acetholysed, described, measured, and photomicrographed under optical and scanning electronmicroscope. In the pollen grains of Polygalaceae, the size varies from medium to large, the shape from subprolate to prolatespheroidal, 9 (-10) (-13) (-16)-colporate, psilated to perforate sexine. Polygonaceae shows pollen grains prolate, tricolporate,and microreticulate sexine. An identification key based on exine ornamentation of the pollen of the studied species is given.

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