Journal of the International Aroid Society, Inc.
Volume 20, Number 1 (1997); Pages 6-10
The pollen of Chlorospatha longipoda (K. Krause) Madison
By Josef Bogner     (Buy)


During routine studies of pollen grains, we came across a peculiarity of pollen formation in Chlorospatha longipoda. Most aroids shed the pollen grains in monads; only two genera, Xanthosoma and Chlorospatha, shed their pollen grains in tetrads. Usually the four pollen grains in a tetrad are arranged tetrahedrally, but Chlorospatha longipoda also has linear tetrads in which the four pollen grains are arranged in a serial sequence.


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