A MICROMORPHOLOGICAL STUDY OF POLLEN GRAINS OF SOME WILD PLANTS IN AL-FEADAH CONSERVATION AL-RUTBA,W.IRAQ

Abstract

The present study investigates wild plant species grown in Al- Feadah conservation in Rutba . It explores theproperties of pollen grains of these species using compound microscope to isolate between families, genera andplant species . Field visits results the four seasons of the years; 2010 , 2011 and the spring of 2012 and dozenspecies, were selected have shown 12 species bellowing to 10 genera porting to 10 plant families , Results ofthe study of pollen grains have indicated great changes within each of the studied properties , The study hascovered the following properties: polarization, shape, size, germination pores , Mesocolpium, value ofApocolpium , wall thickness and its ornamentation and color . Moreover, a new species namely Limoniumaxillare (Forssk.) Ktze has been recorded for first time in Iraq .