Pollen list

Here’s a list of pollen I have looked at (with links to some detailed posts):


Pride of India (Lagerstroemia speciosa)

Poovarasi (Thespesia populnea)

Thoonga Moonji (Samanea saman or Albizia saman)

Neem (Azadirachta indica)

Jamun (Syzygium cumini)

Thenpoochi Maram (Guazuma ulmifolia)

  Ixora coccinea

  Desi Badam (Terminalia catappa)

Murangai (Moringa oleifera)

Papaya (Carica papaya)

Nagalingam (Couroupita guianensis): Dimorphic pollen!!

Unknown plant

Indian Laburnum (Cassia fistula)

Temple Tree (Plumeria spp.)

  Karuvaipillai (Murraya koenigii)

Copper Pod (Peltophorum pterocarpum)

Bluemink (Ageratum houstonianum)

Tabebuia spp.

Golden Shrimp (Pachystachys lutea)

Kigelia africana

  Peackock Flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)

Bhramha Kamal (Epiphyllum oxypetalum)

  Pumpkin (Cucurbita sp)


 Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)

Coconut (Cocos nucifera)

Hanging Lobster Claw (Heliconia spp)

Heliconia spp

Easter lily (Amaryllidinae)

Insulin plant (Chamaecostus cuspidatus)

  Vazhaipoo (Musa sp.)

Not exactly pollen, but at the cusp of alternating generations:

  Unknown Fern (clade Pteridophyta)

(Stay tuned: I will update this as we look at more alternation of generations….)

*Each of the image box is 200×200 microns and is calibrated by the method detailed in this post.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. edurafi says:

    Wow! You have a great collection of pictures of pollens! I think the plant next to the Copper pod is the Bluemink.

    1. varuni says:

      Yea — I think that’s right. I’ll update it. 🙂

  2. pstinson71 says:

    Fantastic! The pollens I have viewed so far seems to fall into one of two categories – elongated grains of rice, or spherical spiky exercise balls.

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