Pollen morphology ofLactoridaceae

  title={Pollen morphology ofLactoridaceae},
  author={Michael S. Zavada and Thomas N. Taylor},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
  • M. ZavadaT. Taylor
  • Published 1 March 1986
  • Environmental Science
  • Plant Systematics and Evolution
The pollen wall ultrastructure of the primitive AngiospermLactoris fernandezianaPhil. (Lactoridaceae) is described. The monosulcate aperture, granular wall structure and sacci (all primitive features) suggest placement of this family in theMagnoliales. Pollen ofLactoris is compared to fossil dispersed pollen from the Lower and lower-Upper Cretaceous. The fossil pollen shares characteristics which are restricted to theLactoridaceae suggesting that this family was present during the early… 

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