Pollen biology and morphology of Anogeissus latifolia, (Roxb. ex DC) Wall. ex Bedd. (Combretaceae)
Anogeissus latifolia is a deciduous tree widely distributed in tropical and evergreen forests and an important component of agroforestry and food plant of tropical tasar silk worm. The pollen viability, germination and morphology were studied using light and scanning electron microscopy. The pollen viability was found to be 71±2.96 % and maximum germination was found to be 68±2.15 %. Pollen grains are yellow, prolate–spherical, manods, radially symmetrical, tricolporate with three subsidiary colpi and exine surface micro regulates-echinate.