Pollen Morphology of the Genus Origanum L. and Allied Genera

  • S. Z. Husain
  • V. H. Heywood
Part of the World Crops: Production, Utilization, and Description book series (WCPU, volume 7)


Over the last thirty years palynological characters have become widely used in flowering plant systematics and, in addition to providing useful comparative data, have at times provided indications of relationships for groups of otherwise uncertain affinity (1, 2, 12). Angiosperm families in general can be divided arbitrarily into two types based on the pollen features: some angiosperm families are stenopalynous, with mainly uniform pollen morphology; the others are eurypalynous, in that they are characterized by a great array of pollen types differing in size, shape, aperture form and exine stratification.


Pollen Type Equatorial Diameter Polar Axis Pollen Morphology Primary Network 
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  • S. Z. Husain
  • V. H. Heywood

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