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Palynological studies on some medicinal mallows from Punjab, India.

Paramjeet Kaur


Seven plant species belonging to family Malvaceae were subjected to standard palynological studies in order to generate data for pollen characterization and identification of medicinally important mallows from Punjab, NW India. Pollen grains of this family are unique being porate and echinate having isolated spines. Pollen grains are either 3-porate, 6-7 porate or polypantoporate with oblate spheroidal shape and reticulate or semitectate reticulate exine. Based on various palynological parameters like the range in size, shape, aperture, exine thickness, ornamentation, etc. key to identification of presently studied taxa has been evolved.


Echinate, Malvaceae, Palynology, Pollen grain, Oblate spheroidal, Reticulate

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