Pittosporaceae

Bursaria spinosa

Bursaria spinosa

Bursaria spinosa is commonly known as Sweet Bursaria. This is a well-known butterfly plant. Its anthers bearing the pollen are well outside the flower and would dab all over the visiting insect's body. The species flowers quite late in summer and so may well represent an important food source.

Pollen images

Electron microscopy

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