POLLEN MORPHOLOGY of Prunus mahaleb L. (Mahlep) (Rosaceae) and ITS IMPORTANCE in LANSCAPING of PARKS and GARDENS
Mahlep (Prunus mahaleb L.) is a taxon of Rosaceae, which grows in the winter edges are threaded, the lower faces have feathers along the main vein. Fragrant flowers are white in color. When small or 5 -6 mm fruit is ripe, it gets a black color. It is used as the leading tree in the forestation of arid areas on the forest-step border. In this study, (Mahlep) taxon, one of the trees in the parks and gardens of Eskişehir, was collected and photographed in 2017-2018. During flowering periods, pollens were determined by Wodehouse, Erdtman and SEM methods and they were studied in Light and Scanning Electron Microscopes. Pollen tricolporate, spheroid, exine tectate-striate. P. mahaleb is the reflection of people who are shaded under the park and gardens with its beautiful smell, but with a black and sticky state around it, it creates an undesirable view of the street
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