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Pollen morphology of the Myrtaceae. Part 4: tribes Kanieae, Myrteae and Tristanieae

Thornhill, Andrew; Hope, Geoffrey; Craven, Lyn A.; Crisp, Michael


Pollen morphology of 44 genera and 101 species from the Myrtaceae tribes Kanieae, Myrteae and Tristanieae was surveyed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and light microscopy (LM). Most Myrteae pollen were brevicolpate and granulate, which is unique within Myrtaceae, and these are most likely ancestral characters for this tribe. Two main pollen types were observed in tribe Kanieae, one form being with syncolpate colpi and a distinctive granulate exine, and the other with parasyncolpate...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Botany
DOI: 10.1071/BT11177


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