Pollen and Spore Atlas

Ilex aquifolium AQUIFOLIACEAE

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Pollen / Spore Morphologic Type(s) Surface Pattern(s) Grain Arrangement(s)
pollen tricolpate monad

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Aperture Count(s) 3

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s) Cultivated
angiosperm dicot Other outside Australasia,
tree true

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Common Name English holly
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Collector Institution
Leenhouts, P.W. Australian National Herbarium

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Collection Site Leiden
Collection Country Netherlands
Collection Date 1977-05-17
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Herbarium Sample true
Herbarium Notes Ornamental shrub, 1.5-2 m high. Twigs green. leaves coriaceous, hard shining dark green above, the margin light yellow, beneath light green. Corolla outside light green, tips of lobes purplish, inside pure white, filament white, anthers light yellow. Male plant. Nature of sample: pollen. Purpose: pollen comparison. Person: Jeni Pritchard. Date: July 2014. Inst./Country: ANU.
Preparation Method Acetolysis
Slide Medium glycerol
Preparation Date 2014-07-18
Microscopic Instrument AxioImager