Volume 6, Issue 6, December Issue - 2018, Pages:1004-1009
Authors: Sunita Saklani, Radhika Jamwal, V. K. Mattu
Abstract: Scanning electron microscopy study on pollens of eight important bee floral resources collected from Hamirpur hills of Himachal Pradesh were carried. Pollens grains were investigated for size, shape, types of pores, exine sculptures and aggregation. Size of studied pollens varies from 14um X 11um in Woodfordia fruticosa to 113umX 108um in Cucurbita maxima, shapes present were round, oval, elongated, triangular and types of apeture were pore in Adhatoda vasica and Cucurbita maxima whereas others were colporate. Five different types of exine sculpture viz. faveolate in Woodfordia fruticosa; scabrate in Cassia fistula and Psidium gaujava; reticulate in Adhatoda vasica and Caesalpinia decalpetala; echinate in Ageratum conyzoides and Cucurbita maxima; striate in Prunus cerasoides were reported during the study. Aggregation was reported as single type in all pollen grains. This Scanning Electron Microscopic studies helpful in construction of reference pollen data of particular place and can useful in palynology and melissopalynology.