Palynological Data of Cupressaceae Family in Elbasan Region, Albania

Admir Jançe, Gëzim Kapidani, Blerina Pupuleku, Nikoleta Kallajxhiu, Anxhela Dauti


The study is performed in Elbasan city. A lot of biological studies have been realized in this region during two last decades’ periods. This city is situated in the middle of Albania. It is one of the biggest cities of Albania, with a population of around 100,000 and an area of 1,290 km². It lies down along Shkumbini River in the District of Elbasan at elevation 150 m. This study provides some palynological data about the dispersion of Juniperus genus, part of Cupressaceae family in depositions of last XX centuries (last historic period of New Holocene, last Quaternary, in the area where is situated Elbasan. The aim of this paper is to present the correlation between the depth and dispersion of Cupressaceae family on different periods of time. For this purpose we took some samples from various layers of soil, starting from the surface to four meters depth. Palynological data for this family were provided for the first time in the Albania’s palynological literature. Observations, counting and photos of palynomorphs it was carried on using light microscopes, magnification up to 1000x. According to the analyses of these samples we found out several interesting data that showed clearly the correlation between the depth and number of spores and pollens for this family.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2015.v4n2s2p204

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