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Pollinium

Definition
noun, plural: pollinia
A mass of coherent pollen grains, as in the flowers of orchids and milkweeds (Asclepiadoideae).
Supplement
Pollinia are produced by only one anther but are transferred during pollination as a single unit.
Word origin: New Latin, from pollen, pollin-, pollen.
See also: pollen, anther cap.


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