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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:5, May, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(5): 983-1000

Pollen Atlas of Santiniketan, West Bengal, with Reference to Aeropalynology
Soumi Ghosh and Sudhendu Mandal*
UGC-DRS Department of Botany, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan-731235, India
*Corresponding author

The paper   deals with the preparation of a pollen atlas with a pollen key of the angiospermic flora of Santiniketan and the adjoining region which will provide sufficient indication for the identification of airborne pollen grains.   Pollen morphology of 101 plant species belonging to 40 different families naturally growing in Santiniketan area  have been examined by light  microscopy. Pollen morphology  on  the  basis  of  aperture  and  exine  sculpturing  type  varies  from Inaperturate- Echinate, Inaperturate-Crotanoid, Monosulcate-Psilate, Monosulcate- Reticulate, Monoporate-Psilate, Triporate-Psilate, Triporate-Reticulate, Tetraporate-Verrucate, Pentaporate-Microreticulate, Pantoporate-Psilate, Pantoporate-Echinate, Pantoporate-Microreticulate,  Tricolpate-Psilate, Tricolpate- Reticulate to microreticulate, Tricolpate- faintly reticulate, Tricolpate-Microechinate, Tricolpate-Regulate, Hexacolpate-Reticulate, Tricolporate-Psilate, Tricolporate-Reticulate to microreticulate, Tricolporate-Finelyreticulate to faintlyreticulate, Tricolporate- Echinate to microechinate, Tricolporate-Verrucate, Tricolporate-Crotanoid, Tricolporate-Granulate, Tricolporate-Obscure, Tri-Tetracolporate-Reticulate, Tetracolporate-reticulate, Tricolpoirate-Psilate,  Polyads, Pollinia etc. Prolate, Per- prolate,  Sub-prolate,  Prolate-spheroidal,  Spheroidal,  Oblate-  spheroidal,  Sub- oblate, Oblate etc. types  of pollen shapes are obtained.   A pollen key has been prepared mainly on the basis of apertural configuration and  distribution and also on the nature of surface ornamentation, shape, size, etc.

Keywords: Pollen Atlas, Exine Stratification, 101 Angiospermic, Plants, Pollen Key, Aeropalynology

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Soumi Ghosh and Sudhendu Mandal. 2016. Pollen Atlas of Santiniketan, West Bengal, with Reference to Aeropalynology.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(5): 983-1000. doi:
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