Volume No. 3 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 91-96 July-Sept 2008

 

IMPACT OF AIR POLLUTION ON FLORAL MORPHOLOGY AND CHARACTERISTICS OF Cassia glauca LAMK. IN INDORE (INDIA)

 

K.Syed*, S. Tiwari , J Sikka1 and K. Panwar2

1. Department of Botany, P.M.B. Gujarati Science College, Indore (INDIA)
2. Department of Environment, Govt. Holkar Science College, Indore (INDIA)

 

Received on : March 24, 2008

 

ABSTRACT

 

The present study gives an idea of changes taking place in floral and pollen characteristics of Cassia glauca Lamk. under the influence of urban air pollution. Characters like floral morphology, floral biomass, pollen viability and pollen size were found to be adversely affected. The length of sepals, petals, stamens and carpel; all were found to be reduced in comparison to the Low pollution area. Pollen size and viability were also affected adversely. The present study indicates that the air around heavily vehicular polluted area is injurious to the floral parts.

 

Keywords : Urban air pollution, Floral morphology, Pollen viability, Pollen size.

 

 

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