Anatomical observations on the nucellar apex of Wellwitschia mirabilis and the chemical composition of the micropylar drop

In the young ovule of Welwitschia mirabilis the nucellar apex is dome shaped and starch begins to accumulate near the female gametophyte. With the degeneration of the cells of the nucellar apex, a pollen chamber is formed, which contains the micropylar fluid. Starch storage increases considerably in the upper part of the nucellus. Pollen drop emission is… CONTINUE READING