J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2004, Vol. 46 ›› Issue (10): 1149-1154.

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Analysis of Airborne Pollen Fall in Edirne, Turkey

Adem BICAKCI, Goksel OLGUN, Mehmet AYBEKE, Perihan ERKAN, Hulusi MALYER   


In the atmosphere of Edirne 12 691 pollen grains belonging to 42 taxa were identified by using of Durham sampler in 2000 and 2001. A total of 6 189 pollen grains per cm² were recorded in 2000 and a total of 6 502 pollen grains per cm² in 2001. Total pollen grains consisted of 71.81% grains from arboreal plants, 25.88% grains from non-arboreal plants and 2.31% unidentified pollen grains. Pollen from the following taxa were also found to be prevalent in the atmosphere of Edirne: Gramineae, Pinus sp., Quercus sp., Cupressaceae/Taxaceae, Platanus sp., Salix sp., Morus sp., Populus sp., Carpinus sp., Juglans sp., Chenopodiaceae/Amaranthaceae, Fraxinus sp., Fagus sp., Ulmus sp., Ailanthus sp., Alnus sp., Ostrya sp., Helianthus sp. The season of maximum pollen fall was from April to June, with a prevalence of arboreal pollen in the first month, and of pollen from non-arboreal plants in the last months of the year.

Key words: Turkey, Edirne, pollen calendar, pollen fall

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