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Ann Allergy. 1991 Nov;67(5):534-40.

A three-year aerobiologic pollen survey of the Tampa Bay area, Florida.

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Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine.


An aerobiologic survey using a rotoslide sampler was conducted daily (January 1979 through December 1981) in Tampa, Florida. A major tree pollen season (Dec. through May) consisted of oak, pine, Australian pine, bald cypress, cedar, bayberry and mulberry. A minor tree season (Oct. and Nov.) consisted of Australian pine and elm. Grass pollen was found throughout the year and most prevalent April through October. A major weed pollen season (May through Dec.) consisted of ragweed, Mexican tea, pigweed, dog fennel, and false nettle. A minor weed season (March through July) consisted of sorrel and dock.

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