Notes: Morphology of Conifer Pollen as Revealed by the Scanning Electron Microscope

Author: Hanover, James W.

Source: Forest Science, Volume 19, Number 4, 1 December 1973 , pp. 263-265(3)

Publisher: Society of American Foresters

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Abstract:

Morphology and surface texture of pollen representing seven coniferous species and one interspecific hybrid were studied using a scanning electron microscope. Variation within the species and that between Pinus densiflora, P. nigra, and their hybrid was slight. Pollen study may not be particularly useful for intraspecific taxonomic work with Pinus, Picea, or Abies. Forest Sci. 19:263-265.

Keywords: Abies; Picea; Pinus; interspecific hybrids

Document Type: News

Affiliations: Professor, Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Publication date: December 1, 1973

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